My life has been guided by the stars – the ocean – the light falling through trees. I have been on the Central Coast of California for 48 years. I’m a retired landscaper from San Luis Coastal Unified School District
Kevin Patrick Sullivan’s books include, First Sight, The Space Between Things, Under Such Brilliance and Unimpaired. His poems have appear in such journals as Artlife, Askew, Solo, Solo Novo, Cafe Solo, Hummingbird, Lummox, Miramar ,Salt and several anthologies including, Sometimes In The Open- Poems From California’s Poets Laureate: on the web at Other Voices International. He was the editor with his wife, Patti Sullivan of the anthology, Corners of the Mouth-A Celebration of Thirty Years at the Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival. He was declared a “cultural asset” by the City Council of San Luis Obispo in 2001.
Kevin is a Poet Laureate Emeritus (2003) of the City of San Luis Obispo. In 1984 he co-founded and continues to curate the Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival.
My mother is dead My mother is dead I her only son Have gone without her She who danced to my words Who cleansed me of all sin Who smoothed the path to My father My mother is dead
The moonlight exposes this cove The shore opening in this white water The beam’s glowing reflection Mirrors my heart’s longing In this dark night Let me in I am only a stranger Till the light shines
Peace In The Time Of War
The way home is gone bombs have dropped craters and debris pock marked the city my route now scurries around the dead I have no hope through the rocket’s red glare the bullet’s trajectory I calm myself here and there this is the peace I know