Big shoutout to J.D. Harms of Scrittura for publishing Ninja Hero on his fine website. Featured image by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash. This poem is a tribute to a very adventurous homeless man on East Beach, Santa Barbara.
Big shoutout to Free Verse Revolution for publishing my poem “The Ocean’s Gifts.”
Big shoutout to Gardening, Birding, and Outdoor Adventure for publishing Field of Daisies. When I lived in Ventura, I passed these beautiful daisies along my coastal bike rides. This is my tribute to them.
Big shoutout to the fine people at Know Thyself, Heal Thyself for publishing this poem. The ocean is so beautiful, there has to be a female spirit or goddess responsible. And there is, Yemaya. Thanks to Elia Pellegrini @Unsplash for the featured image.
Please enjoy this humorous poem and my tribute to the duck families who live along the Ventura harbor. They are lovely, curious, and not afraid to look a human in the eye. Featured picture by yours truly.
A big shoutout to Woodworkers of the World Unite for publishing Proud Number 14. Frankly, I never thought I’d write a poem about a buoy, but I did, and its evolution surprised me. Special thanks to Michael Krahn @ Unsplash for the featured image.
Big shoutout to Amethyst Review for publishing Buoyancy. If you haven’t already, please visit for engaging spiritual and sacred poetry. Special thanks to Cristian Palmer @Unsplash for featured image.
A major shoutout goes to the fine publication, Life In The Time, for publishing Beaches of Santa Cruz. This is one of many poems I’ve written about the homeless in California; those friends and neighbors who are abandoned, living on the margins of society. I am fascinated by their ability to survive.
It is wildfire season again in California, and causing much devastation along the west coast and nearby states. This video poem is a tribute to the first responders of such fires, the Hotshots. May you continue to protect our homes and lives. Please enjoy my tribute to these valiant firefighters, entitled “Heroes of the Burning Fields.” For more on the Hotshots, please read my post at LetterPile.com.
Much thanks to the editors at The Lark for publishing The Mountain and Ocean. A wonderful site. Please check it out. I’ve always had a fascination with both a mountain and an ocean, and especially enjoy when they come together like so many places in California. The video was shot by Alice Tulin in Ventura. Please enjoy this short video poem.