Beaky Lips, by Mark Tulin—Visual Verse

I shouldn’t have carried you

so close.

I should have thought twice

before kissing your beaky lips,

and never made a promise

to love you forever.

But I was tempted,

weakened by your unusual shape

and feathered presence.

I fell under your spell,

flying without wings

in the sky of eternal illusion.

Now I’m at the altar

of no return

in the foulest of moments.

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.

29 comments on “Beaky Lips, by Mark Tulin—Visual Verse

  1. I really like the piece Mark

  2. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  3. I’m glad I took a gander, this is truly inspired in a kooky way! 🙂

  4. That, um, creature looks as though he’s wearing a Trumpian tupee.

  5. Thank you for the laugh. 😄

  6. How fabulous is THAT! Love it.

  7. love the puns and the sheer fun of this piece 🙂

  8. 🤣! That’s great! Cheers! 🙂

  9. Very cute, Mark!

  10. It just goose to show ya…

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