Walt Whitman Fantasy
like a razor
how to write a poem
of my mind
But really, has that ever worked?
Maybe I should acquire some shrooms
But I don’t think that’s such a good idea
Shroom poet says some crazy shit
that would put me out to the edge
Probably not such a good idea neither
I just want to be like Walt Whitman
in love with Everything!
whales, spiders, cemetery grass
I’d probably be scared as hell
or just disappointed
like everything they said
and be disappointed by me
stalking about in my poems
trying to get the treble just right
A parousia of violins
and then once again nothing
Matthew Brouwer is a performance poet, peer mentor, teaching artist, and organizational consultant residing in Bellingham, WA. (To listen to Matthew read the above poem click on Walt Whitman Fantasy)
Copyright © 2012 by Matthew Brouwer
Some good ideas in there…
Wonderful meteoric, metaphoric poem that will get the rise out of poetry lovers.
Fine poem. Makes me want to be a better writer and person. It is the role and function of heroes to frighten and then disappoint. It’s what turns inspiration into action.