Saying Goodbye to the Island

I just received another email to say that this poem made the shortlist but unfortunately didn’t make the final cut. The magazine to which I submitted had a great many submissions.They wished me the best of luck publishing this work quickly elsewhere.

The sea rises

Eating away the coast

Until the village

Becomes an island ghost




Haunted by gulls

And scavengers

A watery soundscape

Of bubbles and splashes

Rumbles and crashes

Accompanies the tidal creep

While the last traces of habitation

Await the final slip into the salty deep


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Saying Goodbye to the Island

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2 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye to the Island

  1. It’s a case of perseverence I’m afraid.Sometimes it takes a long time to be included or to win a prize. Don’t give up and don’t let it get you down. It will happen for you.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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