Pleased to see this poem appear so close to Earth Day. I didn’t intend to write an environmental poem but the muse obviously had a greater purpose.
This poem features one of my favorite places, the beach in Santa Cruz, California. The Green Light Literary Journal is running daily poems for National Poetry Month.
This poem is drawn from my childhood growing up near Minneapolis, so I’m excited to see it appear in a Minnesota journal! The link below includes an audio file. I recently read “The Crossing” before a jazz band at the San Francisco Writers Festival, which was great fun, so when you listen to the audio you can imagine a slow, bluesy jazz progression in the background.
My short story “Sack the Quarterback” is available in an anthology from Spank the Carp. Very nice to see the story in printed! Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1546955615
We are always younger in our memories…
Extended the excerpt from Lucky Rice, please read and enjoy. The novel is now complete!
This poem is inspired by a real baseball my grandfather gave me. I still have it some place, and one day I will sniff it out.