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Two Poems by Mark Tulin | North of Oxford

. A Crude Protest . There’s a ripe, downtrodden shell under the bridge, belongings in a haphazard pile, shopping carts from Ralph’s, tents with no support,
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A Seabird Memory
.
The seabird followed me
along the shoreline
Not just any bird, but an old friend
He limped with an injured leg
He scoured the beach for food
as he trailed my footsteps
He was a childhood buddy
from the old neighborhood
who shared common memories
He sat and watched me
as the tide rolled out and in
His life covered in feathers,
his skinny legs a shade of gray
He remembered me
when he walked on human legs
and covered in skin.

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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.

5 comments on “Two Poems by Mark Tulin | North of Oxford

  1. Wonderful seabird-poem… a story of after & before 😍👍

  2. So contrasting, but so literal and visual. Thank you! 🙂

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