Poetry: The Final Pose by Mark Tulin

Many thanks to The Drabble for first publishing The Final Pose. And thanks to Anton Shuvalov @unsplash.com for the featured image.

~The Final Pose, by Mark Tulin~

I’m not afraid of death.
I practice it every day
in my 8 a.m. yoga class,
simply lying there
without a care in the world,
feeling nothing but eternity.

I close my eyes
with the lights turned low
and the sounds of life
muted and blurred,
knowing that eventually
I will have a resting place
in the great unknown.

It’s a memorable pose.
A reminder of what I’ve done,
who I’ve met,
things I’ve accomplished
in my little speck of time.

It’s like any other pose
I might take,
except this one is supine
with no heartbeat
or breath.

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.

1 comment on “Poetry: The Final Pose by Mark Tulin

  1. Peaceful thoughts. Thank you, Mark.

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