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Bruises and The Burns

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Bruises and The Burns

written by: Mark Tulin



I honor the sensitive poets;
those who are keen and alert.
I humble and bow
before their sacred hearth.

They know what it’s like to feel
the pointed arrow of a callous fool,
to wrap their wounds in gauze
and soothe the bruises and the burns.

While some may mock writers of verse
as being meek and docile,
I marvel at their acute perception,
how they see the world so vivid and clear.

It’s an honor to be so in tune
with life’s ebb and flow,
to be as fragile as porcelain
is a blessing and not a character flaw.

Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin is a former mental health therapist who lives in Santa Barbara, California. Mark has two poetry books, Magical Yogis and Awkward Grace available on Amazon. He has an upcoming book of fiction, The Asthmatic Kid and Other Stories available in August. Mark has been featured in Fiction on the Web, Wild Literary Magazine, Terror House Magazine, Trembling with Fear, Visitant, Oddball Magazine, New Readers Magazine, as well as anthologies, college journals, and podcasts.
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