This poem was first published in the wonderful site, Spillwords Press. The Hopeful Mind was included in my recent poetry collection, Rain on Cabrillo, which is available at Amazon.com. Special thanks to Alice Tulin for filming this video along Surfer’s Point in Ventura, CA.
This poem was originally published in Age of Empathy. It was triggered by the prompt “burnout.” Camera work by Alice Tulin on the beach of Ventura, California.