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.

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.

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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