Of Harbors and Hunger

“My ship in a bottle…”
by Bekah Steimel

My ship in a bottle
the vessel that transports me
not to
but from
not toward
but away
there is no course to chart
it’s the exit I aim for
the rest is just open water
and open air
but even the ocean
has edges
and despite the ambition
of my adventures
my ship always docks
in a harbor I cannot escape

“When passion proves to be a penniless pursuit…”
by Bekah Steimel

When passion proves to be a penniless pursuit
take comfort in your poverty
and remember
it’s the hunger that drives the hunt


Bekah Steimel is a 34-year-old writer living in St. Louis, whose poems have been published globally. Find her in literary magazines such as Beakful, Bohemia, Muddy River, Munyori, and Vine Leaves and in anthologies from publishers such as Kind of a Hurricane Press and Unknown Press. Visit http://www.bekahsteimel.com and follow her @BekahSteimel.


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I am a dreamer, as well as a doer, who lives in the North Georgia mountains. I started my publishing journey August of 2013, have had moderate success, but my utmost passion is my "daytime" job, which is working with adults who are constantly striving to better their lives as they obtain the GED credential.

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