The Three Parts of Me by Mark Tulin- Visual Verse

The Three Parts of Me – Visual Verse
— Read on visualverse.org/submissions/the-three-parts-of-me/


I balance my health and sanity
in equal parts,
trying to maintain harmony

With the color orange,
I live in the sunshine,
with a pale blue covering,
a pastel to shade my existence

I'm not sure what holds me up
That is the troubling part
I don't know if I'm buttressed by the past,
my family loyalty,
or some vague idea
that came to me in a previous life,
or a dream

All I know is, I'm maintaining
an equilibrium, some semblance of peace,
however teetering,
the three parts of me
are still in place,
and not yet fallen.

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.

7 comments on “The Three Parts of Me by Mark Tulin- Visual Verse

  1. Thank you for introducing me to Visual Verse. I enjoyed this very much.

  2. Well written. As a Libra, I can appreciate the finding of true balance.

  3. The force is with you, Mark. 😉

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