Genius in a Bottle
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Genius in a Bottle

The Mountain of Santa Paula

With the letters SP carved into its forehead

South Mountain stands tall
under a bright California sun.
It gazes upon the Santa Clara River Valley,
above tiny, one-story houses,
street lights on Main Street,
cafes, taquerias, and Western shops
passed down to the young.



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Mark Tulin

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