Poetry

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.

Author, poet, short story writer from Santa Barbara, California. I write about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching present in California. These are narratives that may have a 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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