Watlzing Steady – Mark Tulin


I listened to John Prine

the other day

and could hear the sound

of his heartbeat


He sang in a mid-western

drawl, slow and easy,

but waltzing steady

with a quirky rhythm

and a satirical rhyme.

His gravelly voice

spread across the universe

like a worn, comfortable blanket.

He tweaked my mood

and sharpened my soul

with each bend of his jaw.

I could see him writing songs

sitting on a porch,

a beer by his side

with his gentle fingers


his sweet goodbye.

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Published by grumpygorman

I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

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