Fragments of being by Jeff Flesch

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Fragments of being
by Jeff Flesch
[author’s site]

as our cup fills
with the sands of time
the hourglass
herein, may break
into tiny fragments
of being,
yet you remain quiet,
and still,
in the all-pervading
knowing,
of all that you’ve been shown
while you continue
growing.

sand may leak
here and there,
just like a tear
escapes
your heart,
and the rain
is released from
the galaxies of space.

here and
then gone,
present and
then not
it’s all a matter
of how much
we’ve been taught.

yet, know
there’s learning
in store,
everywhere
we look,
and even at
our very door.

destiny knocks,
when you least
expect it,
and it often feels
less than prosaic.


hold fast,
and take another
step, until your fragments
of being coalesce
into this present moment,
at the very last.

@Jeff Flesch

ABOUT US 

Welcome to MasticadoresUSA.

MasticadoresUSA was founded by Juan Re Crivello as part of Gobblers/Masticadores in 2021. Its current editor is Gabriela Marie Milton.

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. 

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES 

If you want to submit, please send your work – poetry and/or short prose – to gabrielamariemilton@gmail.com. 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. 

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  1. Jeff Flesch dice:

    Thank you so much, Beth.

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  2. Michele Lee dice:

    Talented poet. Every published poem is a gem to read again and again. 👏🏼

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you, you are so kind, dear Michele. I cherish you and am grateful to know you. ❤

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  3. Ashish kumar dice:

    Wow… This is so well penned poem. Its lovely and beautiful… And many congratulations…

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Ashish. A lovely compliment, one I am grateful to you for, my friend. 🙏❤

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  4. Sadje dice:

    A beautiful poem Jeff

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you, Sadje. I appreciate you and your unwavering support. 🤗❤

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      1. Sadje dice:

        You’re welcome!

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  5. Ingrid dice:

    Great poem! I love the examination of our fragments of being.

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  6. Jeff Flesch dice:

    Thank you, Ingrid! I am so pleased to know you loved the examination of our fragments of being. How lovely. ❤

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  7. Jaya Avendel dice:

    A beautiful poem, Jeff! Love the lines “and the rain
    is released from
    the galaxies of space . . .”

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you, Jaya! I am so pleased to know that you loved those lines. Wonderful. Much appreciation to you, my dear friend.

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  8. SIBYL C.Anne dice:

    I have no words so I will stay silent Xxxxx

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      1. SIBYL C.Anne dice:

        Jeff, on second thoughts, if I was to say anything, being Cosmic, I would say –
        Fragments of Being like our Matrix Bio DNA, gradable, Super Nova, rebirth, Berth-suits Xxx

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  9. Congratulations for your beautiful poem being published here. You have always such a keen eye to the twists and turns of life, but in the end, you are an optimist, ready to reassemble from every shattering. That takes incredible inner strength, and you have it Jeff…. Just beautiful.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you again, dearest Karima! ❤️🙏🤗

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  10. Congratulations, Jeff! Beautiful piece, my friend.Brilliant.💕

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Grace!! ❤️🙏❤️

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      1. Very welcome, Jeff.❤️

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  11. Simmi dice:

    Congratulations, Jeff! Wow, these lines,
    sand may leak
    here and there,
    just like a tear
    escapes
    your heart,
    and the rain
    is released from
    the galaxies of space.
    – It’s really beautiful, I’m unable to write all my thoughts into words here, it’s amazing and powerful, my friend! ❤❤:-)

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you, dear Simmi! I am so pleased that this poem resonated with you; and, as always, appreciate you and your support!! ❤️❤️

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  12. spiritualfantasia dice:

    A beautiful message of growth! Loved the message. 🙂

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you, dear Linda!! Much appreciated, my friend! 🤗❤️

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      1. spiritualfantasia dice:

        Haha! 🤗❤️🤗❤️

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  13. Terveen Gill dice:

    Yes, there’s never an end. It’s always a new beginning. Let’s keep ourselves together and salvage the fragments. Congratulations Jeff! It’s well deserving. 🙂

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Indeed, never an end, always new, beautiful, and just so. Salvage the fragments is a lovely way to think about that, dear Terveen. Lovely. Thank you, thank you!! 😊❤️

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  14. Msdedeng dice:

    Something so humbling about Jeff’s poems. I love it!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      A very lovely compliment, Angela. Thank you, my dear friend!! 😊❤️

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      1. Msdedeng dice:

        My pleasure! 🙂

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  15. Congratulations Jeff.
    What a great contribution and love the concept of fragments of being.
    You are the sum of all it’s parts… Magnificent and you shine in so many ways.
    💖👏👏👏👏👏

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you, dearest Cindy. A lovely compliment from a lovely human being. I appreciate you!! ❤❤

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      1. It was a great piece and well deserved … you are moving right along. Oh thank you so much for your kind hearted appreciation Dear Jeff💖💖

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  16. jonicaggiano dice:

    Beautiful piece with lovely visuals that make one think about the time we spend and how we spend it. We are made up of all those pieces of our life. Thank you for the introduction Gabriela, I am loving the opportunity to meet all these new and creative poets. Hugs, Joni

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, my friend. Indeed, we are made up of all those pieces. Lovely and insightful. Much appreciation to you. ❤

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      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        You are so welcome. I definitely felt a fellowship of sorts while reading your words. I look forward to reading more of your work. Have an amazing day. ❤️🤗😘

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  17. Congratulation Jeff, lovely poem.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, dear Bella. ❤

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  18. Congratulations Jeff, what a wonderful poem! 🤗

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you, dear Xenia. How lovely of you to write, thank you, thank you. Means the world to me, my friend. ❤

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      1. You’re very welcome dear Jeff 🤗

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  19. LaDonna Remy dice:

    Just beautiful 💗

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  20. Jeff, what a beautiful verse! Always love the way you end on a note of positivity. ❤️

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