Awkward Adolescent Words, poetry by Mark Tulin at Spillwords.com

Awkward Adolescent Words

Awkward Adolescent Words

written by: Mark Tulin

@Crow_writer

 

Sometimes maudlin verse
can be slightly nauseating—
the spilling of romantic feelings,
splattered on the page

Sometimes, a poet needs to write
about love’s cliche in rhythm,
tenderly and self-indulgent
with a lot of sentimentalities

Sometimes the soul has to express
its overly-emotional heart
in awkward adolescent words,
not so subtle or refined

Sometimes a poet has to get
down on his metaphorical knees,
and humble himself
in the name of sappy love.

Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin is a former family therapist from Philadelphia who lives in Palm Springs, California. A publisher compared his work to artist Edward Hopper on how he grasps unusual aspects of people’s lives. Mark’s books include Magical Yogis, Awkward Grace, The Asthmatic Kid and Other Stories, Junkyard Souls, Rain on Cabrillo. Mark has been featured in Ariel Chart, Amethyst Review, The Poetry Village, The Junction, Fiction on the Web, Page and Spine, Vita Brevis Press, Scrittura, as well as anthologies and podcasts. He is a Pushcart nominee and Best of Drabble. He can be found at his site: Crow On The Wire.
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