A big shoutout to Cody Sexton on his fine website–A Thin Slice of Anxiety–and for publishing my five poems. One of which is 1954 Black and White Photo printed below. The others are The Needle Jab, Fascist Wedding, Free Floating Anxiety, Disability of the Spirit.
1954 Black and White Photo, by Mark Tulin Dressed in a mohair coat, a suit and tie, and a Fedora, my father posed for a Polaroid on top of the Empire State Building My parent’s on their honeymoon, before my first breath, before the sun shined in my eyes and I discovered a moon in the sky Before my world became a Tonka truck, a snowsuit with mittens attached, a three-wheel bike with streamers, and a case of Celiac I never thought an old photo would have so much value Until I saw myself in the memory of my father.
I love all of your poems on Cody’s site. “1954 Black and White Photo” is my favorite. It’s a wonderful poem.
You’re welcome, Mark.
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‘Fascist wedding’ is superb. Thanks for sharing.
You’re very welcome. 🙂