Watching Bubbles with My Russian Blue – a poem by Mark Tulin


Watching Bubbles with My Russian Blue

I have nothing to do
but lay in my warm bubbly tub,
listening to the Grateful Dead
with a marijuana cigarette
slowly burning
and my Russian Blue purring
in the steamy background.

Some say, a man using Mister Bubbles
at my age
is quite odd
and not very sophisticated,
but for me
it’s the perfect way to let go,

to immerse, to merge
into a tranquil state of Nirvana
watching bubbles with my Russian Blue
as my worrisome thoughts
rise and pop.

Mark Tulin is a former family therapist who lives in Santa Barbara, California.  He has a poetry chapbook, Magical Yogis, published by Prolific Press (2017). He has an upcoming book of short stories entitled, The Asthmatic Kid and Other Stories.  His stories and poetry have appeared in Page and Spine, smokebox, Vita Brevis, Leaves of Ink, The Drabble, among others. His website is Crow On The Wire.


  1. Orvillewrong says:

    It sounds perfect to me!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sounds delightful!


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