The Floating Fisher, poetry written by Mark Tulin at Spillwords.com
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The Floating Fisher

The Floating Fisher

written by: Mark Tulin

@Crow_writer

 

The angler glides
with patience and pace
along the Santa Barbara coast
He navigates his kayak
as the orange orb rises
from the horizon
He floats in a misty stillness,
and paddles in peace

His morning routine
keeps his attention
and hopes to snag a crab or two
at the bottom of the net

The long fishline
wrinkles in the water,
pelicans and dolphins
follow in a salty sea of bliss
As he passes the bobbing buoy,
it speaks in gentle whispers,
cautions the floating fisher
not to drift too far from shore.

Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin is a retired family therapist from California. Mark’s books include Magical Yogis, Awkward Grace, The Asthmatic Kid and Other Stories, Junkyard Souls, and Rain on Cabrillo. He's featured in Weeds and Wildflowers, Still Point Journal, The Mindful Word, The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Amethyst Review, Vita Brevis Press, White Enso, and other publications. He is a Pushcart nominee and a Best of Drabble. He can be found at his site: Crow On The Wire.
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