Brian Mattern Poems
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Here's One For The Road (Ode To Ram Dass)
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.
Uncertainty, like disease, leaves me standing weak at the knees.
Life's highs and lows have dropped me somewhere in the middle of a war.
No high is enough, no low is all that forgiving.
I now understand the concept of a steep downward spiral.
When I get to the bottom, I go back to the top of the slide,
where I stop and turn and I go for a ride, till I get to the bottom and I see you again.
I'm comin' down fast but baby don't let me break you.
I'm comin' down fast but don't let me break y