Brian Mattern

Rookie (1988)

Brian Mattern Poems

1. A Space Note 2/13/2012
2. I Read The News Today, Oh Boy.. 2/13/2012
3. Titles Deceive, But Substance Achieves 2/13/2012
4. Helter Skeleton 2/13/2012
5. Or Whatever 2/13/2012
6. Inflating The Bubble, Well, Pop, Mm-Ha, That's All There Was 2/13/2012
7. '..Sing To Me, Sing To Me When That Fat Old Sun In The Sky Is Falling..' 2/13/2012
8. Ode To Joy 2/13/2012
9. Hello Mother, Hello Father 2/13/2012
10. '..I Will Stay Commited To You, For I Am Your Ally. As We Part, We Proceed As One Conjoined Entity..' 2/13/2012
11. '..The Constitution Makes Us Not Rivals For Power But Partners For Progress..' 2/13/2012
12. '..There Is A Difference Between Knowing The Path And Walking The Path..' 2/13/2012
13. '..Meditation Means To Be Constantly Extricating Yourself From The Clinging Of Mind..' 2/13/2012
14. Treading Feet 2/13/2012
15. Unwavered Still 2/13/2012
16. Finito Velum Ex Dolo Malo (~the End Of The Fraudulent Veil~) 2/13/2012
17. All In All 2/13/2012
18. One Must Be Buoyant Through One's Schism. 2/13/2012
19. Reality (Scratch That) Science Fiction 2/13/2012
20. Cherchez La Femme (Or: She Knew The Room Was, And So Also - I) 2/13/2012
21. Metamorph Through Metaphorm 2/13/2012
22. High As The New York Banner (With Those Two Gals That Have My Back.. Liberty And Justice) 2/13/2012
23. A Flow Unscathed 2/13/2012
24. Plato Me This 2/13/2012
25. Causality Of The Whole 3/14/2012
26. Blessed Are Those Who.. 2/13/2012
27. Forever Mortal 2/13/2012
28. Here's One For The Road (Ode To Ram Dass) 2/13/2012
Best Poem of Brian Mattern

Here's One For The Road (Ode To Ram Dass)

Astral experience,
starts with
total ambivalence.

Uncertainty, like history,
it's a rising flood, engulfing me.

This ego of mine surely won't last.
As it struggles for air,
'I' let it drown in the past.

The tide pulls back,
and a wind pulls me in.
The shore I am sure,
is a place to begin.

Naked as light,
a smile is born.
It chases the face,
of a child, to adorn.

Inner peace, in a beautiful world.
Tragedies cease, as flowers unfurl.

So, please drink from the fountain,
you seem parched and uncouth.
But ...

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Forever Mortal

motions

of obedience
suggesting
intent to
die, in all eventuality.

cataclysmic racing
of thoughts meandering,
and the body
lay still. hoping for fresh
air
and mocking dead space,
in that, the fated last
exhale
does leave you, in
gratitude.

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