My Disappearance by Susi Bocks

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My Disappearance
by Susi Bocks
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it’s my nature
to withdraw
when unbalanced
for no reason at all

i retreat to a safe space
like bear cubs denning
i’m not languishing
i’m dormant with melancholy

seeking shelter protects my soul
giving respite and comfort
surrounded by nothing but time
it revives me

@Susi Bocks


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 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. Lovely poem Susie. Retreating inward is such so necessary in a busy world to recharge or batteries.

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    1. Susi Bocks dice:

      Thanks so much, Cindy! Yes, absolutely, just the act of retreating is the first step towards healing. 🙂 Appreciate you reading!

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      1. You’re so welcome Susi!!! It’s so true and you captured it perfectly!!! It was my pleasure❣️

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  2. Susi Bocks dice:

    Reblogueó esto en I Write Hery comentado:
    So grateful to Gabriela Marie Milton for accepting this piece for MasticadoresUSA! Thank you so much! ❤

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    1. My pleasure Susi. It’s a beautiful piece 🌹

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  3. Ingrid dice:

    I can identify with this need to retreat in difficult times!

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  4. Jaya Avendel dice:

    The second stanza is a delight to read! In its words, the retreat becomes healing.

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  5. Jeff Flesch dice:

    That’s a beautiful poem, Susi. Resonates deeply. ❤️

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  6. I hope you have all the time you need to revive 😊

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  7. jonicaggiano dice:

    Susi this is such a gorgeous piece. I can relate to this need as well. I love the way you explained the need and the result. So glad you took the time you needed. xoxoxo Joni

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