Poem: Serpent Whisperer By Mark Tulin 

Near a mall on a busy sidewalk

Next to a tropical shrub

I stand with a snake around my neck

Instead of a turban, I wear a fedora

Proud to be a serpent whisperer

Like a snake charmer in Jaipur

Hypnotizing a poisonous predator

I put my scaly reptile in a trance

Play my pungi, my flute, my piccolo

Make my legless carnivore dance.


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.

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