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Therapy As A Metaphor

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’s books include Magical Yogis, Awkward Grace, The Asthmatic Kid and Other Stories, and Junkyard Souls. His work has appeared in Amethyst Review, Strands Publishers, Fiction on the Web, Terror House Magazine, Beatnik Cowboy, Ariel Chart, Still Point Journal, The Writing Disorder, and others. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for “A Mountain Spirit” by Active Muse. Mark is a retired psychotherapist who lives in Ventura, California. He can be found at his site: Crow On The Wire.
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