audio poem Poetry

Video Poem: Between Two Trees by Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin

I watch a homeless man
rest peacefully
between the haves
and the have-nots

The lucky children play
on the monkey bars,
as the blackbirds graze
on a fertile lawn,
at the corner, a truck
backing up, warning us
with blinking lights

I can see the world
between two trees,
and unequal
as tall as the palms
stretching upward,
as temporary
as a summer breeze
that carries
floating dandelion

First published in the fine site, MockingHeart Review.

Featured photo by Mark Tulin.

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.

5 comments on “Video Poem: Between Two Trees by Mark Tulin

  1. I like this video poem very much.

  2. Like both of your poems, Mark. I am not American so what is Menudo and why is it linked so strongly with your Granny?

    • Menudo is a beloved soup in the Mexican community. Especially beloved by the older generation, ie, granny. πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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