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.
Thank you Visual Verse for first publishing this poem on your fine online magazine. The Jump was written alongside a cliff in the Mesa section of Santa Barbara. While the video and reading took place near surfers point in Ventura, CA.