Dear Mortician, Before You Bury Me

Know this

Photo by the author, Mark Tulin

I’m not just a slab on the table —
to fill up with embalming fluid
and temporarily preserve
for a private viewing

I come with a history, a God,
a hypo-allergenic foam pillow,
a man who left his mark in indelible ink —
no matter how faint,
or obscure — I tried



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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 —