Global Desire by M. Taggart

Photo by M. Taggart

Global Desire
by M. Taggart
[author’s site]

It’s dark, with little wind, and we are alone watching
only the flames and listening to the crackling, and
smelling the aroma of the burning pine and oak.
Each flame is unique with movements and degrees
of color created by the moment of energy released.
Each differing angle, while flickering clues, is
proof that ‘it’s not all been done before,’ and we have
just begun to become aware of the infinite possibilities
we can contribute to the benefit of our societies, with
hopes to come to the agreement of life over death.
The glowing pieces of coal, the structure,
is each of us. Giving life to new flames, to carry
forward, and find the cure we are so close to uncovering.

@M. Taggart


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. Ingrid dice:

    How wonderful to read of ‘infinite possibilities’ and ‘hopes to come to the agreement of life over death.’ Uplifting and much needed right now!

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    1. Gabriela’s timing to publish this piece was so very well done- Helping the content to be relevant. I’m thankful for her many abilities.

      Thank you for taking a few moments to read this piece. I hope that you have a wonderful day.

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      1. Ingrid dice:

        Thank you, it was my pleasure 😊

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  2. Jeff Flesch dice:

    This is a fantastic piece, that resonates deeply. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Jeff. Much appreciated and I hope that your day treats you well.

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      1. Jeff Flesch dice:

        You’re most welcome, Matt. My pleasure. Thank you, my friend; and, a lovely day to you.

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  3. Terveen Gill dice:

    This is a beautiful piece of writing. Yes, like flames, reaching out for good, vanquishing the bad. Must make use of the capabilities that are truly blessings. Very positive and uplifting, Matt. 🙂

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    1. Thank you. I’m so glad you found this. This poem is one of three that I had submitted to a contest and received honorable mention (however unpublished until now). For it to land well with you speaks volumes to me.

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  4. jonicaggiano dice:

    Lovely writing and I can picture the camp fire burning and the hear the crackling of the firewood. I truly enjoyed the end to this piece because it was hopeful of the years ahead. Congratulations on your publication here and the honorable mention prior. This is MasticadoresUSA’s gain for publishing your lovely piece. Very nice Matt. Yes, Gabriela is doing a wonderful job, look at all the visits they have already had so far. Yea!!!! Have a wonderful weekend Matt. Joni

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    1. I’m sitting in my shed listening to the birds. I’ve just finished staining the top portion of our shed. I’m now sitting inside oa chair as though it is a garage facing the street. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

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      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        You are so very welcome Matt. It sounds like a very peaceful and lovely way to spend a day.

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  5. Beautiful piece Matt. Nice to meet you here. 💖

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! I hope that wherever you are, you’re having fun.

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      1. You’re so welcome Mat. I’m in California having a great day and you?

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      2. I am on the side of a mountain in Maine standing in my shed. There’s a light rain falling. It’s going to be dark soon. It’s good to meet you!

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      3. oh how lovely. Enjoy as I’m sitting outside in the sun.. we need rain but gotta say it’s lovely. You too. pleasant evening to you!💖

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  6. Susi Bocks dice:

    Wow! Beautiful, Matt!

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    1. Good morning and thank you Susi!

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      1. Susi Bocks dice:

        To you too, Matt. And you’re welcome! 🙂

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