Poem: Bold Typeface Lips by Mark Tulin

When I pick up a copy of your hardcover
Making sure the dust cover is intact
I gently open your pages
Discovering the inside of you
Smelling the new and freshly bound
Turning each page carefully, not to bend
As I caress your spine in my arms
Planting a kiss on your sexy endpaper
Another one on your bold typeface lips
Saying I love you in Garamond font
And promising I’ll never read
Another softcover edition again.


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.

4 comments on “Poem: Bold Typeface Lips by Mark Tulin

  1. Hardcover is the best! It almost feels edible!

  2. Ha Ha! Romancing the hardbacks! I Love it!

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