Taken by Christine Bolton

by Christine Bolton
[author’s site]

Standing in silver light
of consumed moon
Staring out to sea
Hair, raven black
Lifted by the wind
Palmed rose, thorny
Color of blood
Clutched tightly
to a heaving breast
as tears flowed
Skulls of saints
calling to lost souls
in watery graves
Where pearls from tissue
calcify in salty sea
Lured by songs
of sailors lost
Blood trickles
from royal flesh
taken by waves

Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved


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. 


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. Ishita Gupta dice:

    Absolutely gorgeous❤

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  2. Annette Kalandros dice:

    lovely– Brings to mind the widow walks one sees one houses located on Cape Cod and the surrounding scenery.

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  3. This is so beautiful, Christine. ❤️

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  4. such great metaphors evoking so many feelings Christine! Well done. Thanks for sharing Gabriela💖

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  5. Ingrid dice:

    Stunning imagery! So lovely to read your poem here Christine 😊

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  6. jonicaggiano dice:

    This is beautiful. This paints such a lovely story of love and loss. So nice to meet you here. Hugs, Joni

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  7. A very moving poem with many watery images creating the ebb and flow of life and loss.

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  8. Jeff Flesch dice:

    A beautiful poem, Christine! 🤗

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