Coastal Gales; Deserted taverns

Wild curly thunders a relentless sea

Where desolate dunes roll up asleep

Beneath a heavy metal coastal gale

A tattooed old deserted tavern groans

Beneath the strain in a tempest’s changing

Winds bent on no particular direction

Offering shelter without a roof, but

Underneath its second floor will do

For this weary sojourner, while watching

Rush the water down between floorboards

Where their tongues and grooves have rotted

Somewhere between age and unrelenting weather

Such as this wild gale, these back-off tempest winds

Which rattle through these tavern’s lonely bones

A shelter on an empty road for sea borne drifters

Disturbed by shipwreck nightmares from another time.


10 responses to “Coastal Gales; Deserted taverns

    • Cheers, 11RM! I’d perhaps consider submitting maybe, if you’d like to enlighten me a little on 11 Restless Minutes Publishing. There does not seem to be a lot of information on you out there, and so I’d like to hear some more about your background first; like are you a new start up, how do you see the anthology shaping up? Do you have themes or preferences for content, I just need to hear a bit more detail than what I’ve found on your site.

      • Hi Sean. You are right, not a ton of information on the site – we are in our very early stages! The title of the anthology is “Love’s Cold Breeze”. For this first book, we really are looking more for writing that evokes emotion. We want this first book to be as emotionally arresting as possible. Rights to all work will ALWAYS remain with the authors of the work – we are not looking to steal or scam – we created the company with the idea that ALL great work deserves to be published! Our model is built around creating books, making our costs back, then distributing all additional profits to the contributing authors.

        Let me know if you have any other questions!

  1. Hi Sean – I was contacted by 11RM on 28 January this year and wrote to them in much the same manner as you have – still no reply! Annie

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