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Therapy As A Metaphor

written by: Mark Tulin



I save money on therapy.
I lie on the couch of free verse,
writing twenty-line poetry,
sharing my feelings through syntax
and stanza in a spiral-bound book.

I channel my angst
in metaphor and simile.
I sublimate my desires
through wishes and dreams.

My therapist is the blank page
that I pour my heart into,
dribs and drabs of a troubled past.

My interventions
are the awareness of my thoughts
and emotions,
the mindfulness of my actions
and deeds.

I realize that there will never be any resolutions
to most of my problems and concerns,
just better poetry.

Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin is a former Philadelphia Family Therapist who now resides in Santa Barbara, California. He writes poetry and fiction and is currently looking for a publisher for his humorous novella. His chapbook, Magical Yogis, was published by Prolific Press (2017). His stories are in smokebox, Page and Spine, Friday Flash Fiction, and many others. His website, Crow On The Wire.
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