Laboring Through Cartoon Clown World

by Travis Mateer

Happy Labor Day from the Cartoon Clown World you ALL inhabit, whether you want to or not. If you think this doesn’t apply to you, I’m here to tell you how WRONG you are.

After driving for three days straight without a bed or shower, I stopped in Reno to plan out my next week, but those plans had to be quickly changed after I found out Black Rock City was transformed into a hellacious mud pit where around 70,000 people are now stranded with limited and dwindling supplies. There’s even been one death reported:

Authorities in Nevada are investigating a death at the site of the Burning Man festival, where thousands of attendees are stranded due to flooding from storms.

The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office said the death happened during the event but offered few details, including the identity of the deceased person, KNSD-TV reported.

Close-to-an-inch of precipitation created mud-bath-like conditions in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, where the annual event takes place.

I have friends at Burning Man, so I’m going to make an effort to help them. I’m writing this on Sunday, so by the time this posts, I’m hoping to be near Shasta, where Jim Morrison’s girlfriend was from. Right now I’m sitting in the Biggest Little City in the world.

If you want to know more about our Clown World, the guy who asserts clowns are actually representations of Nephilim has a new interview with the Tin Foil Hat crew, so check it out!

To wrap up this Labor Day post, here’s a poem I wrote while leaving Texas, so please enjoy it and, if you’re able, please consider directing some discretionary funds my way by supporting Travis’ Impact Fund (TIF), or making using the donation button at my about page.

I don’t like your longhorns 
or your single star 
Rainey Street won’t touch my feet 
I see what they are

don’t ignore graffiti 
or rantings of the loon 
Chupacabra, motherfucker 
under this blue moon 

no, they are not subtle 
no, they lost the spark 
that is why their tentacles 
are cursed to search the dark 

search it for your candle flame 
search it for your song 
light of sun is not their fun 
their fight with time is long 

let me give suggestion 
as I drive and drive 
heading to the borderlands 
where people walk on knives 

hearts and still be sacred 
and kids can still be kids 
once we get our shit together 
fixing what they did 

realign our language 
retake every spot 
and baby, we can do this 
without taking a shot 

Thanks for reading!

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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