The Brilliance of Life by Jeff Flesch

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The Brilliance of Life
by Jeff Flesch
[author’s site]

My heart breaks
with every
breath I take,
and though
I’ll keep moving,
there are times when
I just sit still,
and let the emotions
wash over me
bruising me left and right,
and, no, I don’t
put up a fight.

Those days
are long past,
lost along the way,
as the self that I
once was,
let go of me so hard,
it left me feeling
quite jumbled,
and at times,
feeling awfully
crumbled.

Heart breaking

again and again,
millions of ways
I couldn’t see coming,
it’s a miracle,
I feel, often,
that I’m still humming,
as I continue
becoming

something

other
than yesterday,
is all I can say,
wondering
in amazement at
the brilliance
of life today

@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. Ingrid dice:

    ‘wondering
    in amazement at
    the brilliance
    of life today’
    – something we should all do more of 😊

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Indeed, and completely agree, Ingrid. Thank you so much, my friend. 😊

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  2. So beautiful Jeff!! The reader can almost feel your process of letting go to come to this state. You have once again set out to describe the indescribable, and you do it with beauty and deep poetic insight!! Bravo !!!!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Awww, Karima, that is so kind of you, thank you so much, my friend! I appreciate you! ❤🙏

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  3. beth dice:

    hopeful and wonderful

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Beth.

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  4. That’s beautiful, Jeff! You have described it so beautifully

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, dear Shweta! 🤗❤

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      1. You’re most welcome 😃

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  5. Barbara S dice:

    … I ‘m still humming as I continue becoming… I love that.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Ah, thank you, Barbara, I am so glad to know you love that line. How fun that is to know!

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  6. earthskyair dice:

    Lovely words about this amazing journey in which we “continue becoming…” always. 🌷

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, my friend. Indeed….always becoming. Lovely. 🌺

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  7. Ishita Gupta dice:

    This is marvellous!!❤

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Aww, that is so kind, Ishita. Thank you so much, my friend!! ❤

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      1. Ishita Gupta dice:

        Most welcome!😊

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  8. Terveen Gill dice:

    Recovering and moving on isn’t a simple mechanism. It takes so much to place one’s steps again. Much agony and hope in your words, Jeff. Lovely as always. 🙂

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Oh, yes, Terveen, this is so true, my friend. Exactly how it works. Thank you so much, my dear friend. 🤗

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  9. rothpoetry dice:

    A wonderful poem full of emotion and wisdom!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Dwight!!

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      1. rothpoetry dice:

        You are welcome!

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  10. spiritualfantasia dice:

    Me gusta!!!!! A beautiful telling of the heart.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Gracias, Linda!!! ❤

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  11. Simmi dice:

    So beautiful, so well expressed inner chaos, Jeff! ❤

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, dearest Simmi!! ❤❤

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  12. I love this Jeff. The heart doesn’t break, it just remolds itself and we go on. Your poem says that so eloquently ☺️💕

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    1. sunisanthosh dice:

      So well expressed the inner feelings friend. Love the lines. 👌

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      1. Jeff Flesch dice:

        Thank you so much, dear Suni. ❤

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    2. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Aww, thank you so much, Christine. A lovely compliment, my friend. Means the world to me. ❤🤗

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      1. A well deserved compliments Jeff. ☺️💕🌺

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  13. jonicaggiano dice:

    This is truly beautiful and yet sad at the same time Jeff. I love these lines:

    “let go of me so hard,
    it left me feeling
    quite jumbled,
    and at times,
    feeling awfully
    crumbled.”

    Lovely work.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Indeed, it is both. Thank you, dearest Joni. Your support is so meaningful to me. 🤗❤️

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  14. GolNaran dice:

    So inspirational and beautiful, line by line.
    I love and admire your great brilliant pen,

    Many Blessings, დ

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