Sympathy to Spare, poetry written by Mark Tulin at Spillwords.com
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Sympathy to Spare

Sympathy to Spare

written by: Mark Tulin

@Crow_writer

 

We were random strangers
whose paths crossed
in a CVS parking lot
She had lost a good friend,
and if I would be so kind
to lend her my shoulder

She wanted a strong body to hug,
whose heart was still beating,
and had sympathy to spare
She thanked me when it was over
and vanished down the road,
past the bank and the ice cream parlor

Past the church with the steeple,
into the hustle-bustle
of our everyday lives
where someone’s pain touches another,
and whose caring gesture
comforts our wounds.

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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