The Floating Fisher, poetry written by Mark Tulin at Spillwords.com

Spilwords.com presents: The Floating Fisher, poetry by Mark Tulin, a former Philadelphia Family Therapist who now resides in Ventura.
— Read on spillwords.com/the-floating-fisher/

The Floating Fisher

The angler glides
with patience and pace
along the Santa Barbara coast
He navigates his kayak
as the orange orb rises
from the horizon
He floats in a misty stillness,
and paddles in peace

His morning routine
keeps his attention
and hopes to snag a crab or two
at the bottom of the net

The long fishline
wrinkles in the water,
pelicans and dolphins
follow in a salty sea of bliss
As he passes the bobbing buoy,
it speaks in gentle whispers,
cautions the floating fisher
not to drift too far from shore.

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.

9 comments on “The Floating Fisher, poetry written by Mark Tulin at Spillwords.com

  1. I love how the poem ends. I wasn’t expecting it.

  2. I actually felt myself start to relax while reading this, Mark…

  3. Theresa

    I agree with Books and Bonsai. If I was in a better atmosphere, I bet I would be relaxed by now. Ah!

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