Mark Tulin

Sashimi, sushi, and hand rolls

Photo by the author, Mark Tulin

I used to study box scores,
now I open a sushi menu
and contemplate my next sashimi,
decide what I value more, the hand rolls
or the tempura; if I want to try
a poke bowl, or a sushi combo —
deep-fried, or baked,
topped with mango sauce

It’s a…

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They grow on us

Photo by Emma Frances Logan on Unsplash

Some words become dead spirits.
Once they leave the mouth or pen,
they float around for an eternity,
impinging on us by surprise.
Hard wired to our brain,
they send emotions
from one synapse to another,
triggering memories, flaws
in our character, flashing back
to awkward periods in life,
causing strange embraces,
tangled in their gifts and aspersions;
they grow…

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Mark Tulin

Mark Tulin

A California writer/photographer whose dreams are more vivid than his waking life. Poetry, Humor, Sexuality, and Fiction — https://crowonthewire.com