My mind is reborn near Jamaica
or Saint Thomas, an uninhabited island.
It never gets above eighty degrees
and rarely below sixty.
It has a perfect Caribbean landscape
with fresh fruit and vegetables.
The ocean is turquoise, the sky, Olympic blue.
My mind is an island of solace
when I find myself drifting
in a lonely sea.
There I spend my time to heal,
drinking coconut water from a straw,
dining on salmon and snapper
by a campfire under a blue moon.
Mark Tulin is a former family therapist who lives in California. He has a poetry chapbook, Magical Yogis, and an upcoming story collection, The Asthmatic Kid. His work has appeared in Fiction on the Web, Vita Brevis, Leaves of Ink, Amethyst Review, among others. You can follow Mark at Crow On The Wire.