Poem: On the Fence by Mark Tulin


Leaning back then forth

My talons grip the wood

My wings oiled and prepared

Should I stay or fly

I guess I’ll know

Or not

If I need coaxing

Or persuading one way

Or convinced to do the other

When the wind blows right

When the stars are aligned

When I tire of straddling

My journey will resume

My movements will follow

In one quick instant

Or not.


I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

2 comments on “Poem: On the Fence by Mark Tulin

  1. Awsome!! All I can say!!

  2. Thanks Irene. Look out for a dove poem

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