Big shoutout to the Academy of the Heart and Mind for publishing this poem in their fine journal. Light of an Early Sun is one of several poems I’ve written on the theme of sunrise. The poem is also available in my poetry collection Rain on Cabrillo., a compilation of beach-related poetry.
This poem was written to express my gratitude at being able to experience the ocean from the seat of a bicycle. “Riding Like a God” was originally published at the wonderful site, Scrittura. The video was taken along the Ventura coastline.
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.