Poetry

Poem in My Shirt Pocket by Mark Tulin

Much thanks to Spillwords.com for first publishing this poem. Featured image by Engin Akyurt on pixabay.com.

POEM IN MY SHIRT POCKET
written by: Mark Tulin


 
Thank you, Sara
for the poem
that I keep
in my shirt pocket.

It gives me comfort
to know that
you are only as far
as your words are close.

Your presence
is in the ink of your pen;
your heartbeat
in the rhythm of your verse.

Each line
spills softly over the page
like the smoothness of your face,
the cursive of your body.

Each stanza
stands wistfully alone
in the metaphor of your memory.

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 “Poem in My Shirt Pocket by Mark Tulin

  1. Theresa Ruiz

    Sweet and lyrical.

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