There is headroom in the attic—
A nursery of bare verses
Watched by spider webs.
There are two bubble-wrapped oases.
One is a beach. The other, a bed.
There is a stack of kisses I never gave you,
And soothing stories I told myself.
My child drinks the empty words
And goes to bed.
There is an orange tabby
Kneading my yearnings,
Four friendly mice holding my breath.
They eat the spine off ancient books
To give me strength.
There is a candle scenting hours,
And an old clock sketching sunsets.
Its leaden hands tuck me in
@Antonia M. Wang
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 email@example.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.