image: Josh Marshall/ Unsplash
Ghost in The Machine
by Swarn Gill
cold titanium, metallic touch,
protect from feeling far too much
awaken darling, feel this flesh
my hand conforms to yours
our eyes connect by unseen tether
love dances across the medium
laser looks in calculated gaze
information fills emotionless days
I have joys to show you, give you
that surge you feel is chemical
the heart throbs, blood pulses
cellular exchange renews you
corrupted memory banks are sealed
places your Designer never healed
put your faith in something greater
an idea to bring peace of mind
I might have an idea…or two
my lips can help you think of something new
thoughts in circuits gridded tightly
produce their bedtime logic nightly
pick wildflowers in the green fields
and let them adorn your silken strands
there’s a place you’ve never been
only you can go out, only you can let it in
powering down as eyelids close
after habitually ingested prose
I’ll stand with you at the precipice
take that leap into the misty abyss
you won’t land as hard as you think
In fact, it might even feel like bliss
Welcome to MasticadoresUSA.
MasticadoresUSA features talented writers of poetry and short prose. We primarily publish writers who write in English, and are based in the USA. However, while the publication language remains English, we also welcome the work of our fellow writers from all over the world.
What do we want to bring to our readers? Edgar Allan Poe once wrote: Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. This is what we are committed to bringing to you. And that’s not an easy endeavor.
If you want to submit, please send your work – poetry and/or short prose – to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to the piece(s), you want to have published, we need your name, and the address of your site. Submit your work as a docx attachment – not in the body of the email. Limit your submission to two pieces. We do not accept pieces longer than 300 words.
What are the themes that we are looking for? Surprise us!
However, MasticadoresUSA does not publish any work that contains racist, homophobic, sexist, and hate talk of any kind.
Looking forward to your submissions.