something altogether unbelievable by Jeff Flesch

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something altogether unbelievable
by Jeff Flesch
[author’s site]

the iridescent
lamp
casts a shadow
over the carnage
seen, within the myriad
of moments
taken away from me

as

life
is illuminated
too slowly,
casting a net
over the protruding
masses
of fibers and tissues
fallen from the sky
with so many bloody issues

and, then

failure
becomes imminent,
quickly outpacing
the need,
showing up
again and again,
making my heart grimace
as pain radiates
through the entirety
of my beingness

while
broken filaments
of being,
find the little
light left available,
and radiate love
towards
each other
with every bit
of their particles
left unassailable

and,

all at once
love coalesces
every
bit of brokenness, and
the entirety
of my being
becomes something
altogether
unbelievable

@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. Sadje dice:

    What a lovely poem Jeff.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so very much, Sadje. ❤

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      1. Sadje dice:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  2. Great writing, Jeff. Congratulations

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you, Jay. Much appreciated, my friend. 😊

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  3. SamSahana dice:

    Wow, this is a masterpiece!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Wow, Sam, that is so very kind of you; thank you, thank you! ❤

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  4. Unbelievable, how you start with ‘ the carnage seen’ and end with ‘love coalesces every bit of brokenness’! This is fabulous writing,Jeff! ❤️

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Ah! What a beautiful comment and compliment, Punam. Thank you, my dear friend! ❤

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      1. My pleasure always, Jeff. ❤️

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  5. jonicaggiano dice:

    Jeff this is so beautiful. What an incredibly beautiful description of life. Your piece is very touching and I love the way it ended. Love, Joni

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      You are so kind. Makes my heart sing to read your comment. Thank you so much, dearest Joni. Much love to you. ❤️🥰

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Tierney! ☺️

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  6. Congratulations! Well deserved, my friend!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you kindly, Warren. Much appreciate, my friend! ☺️

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  7. You have made music with your poetry here, Jeff. Astounding imagery, lyrical and consuming. Brilliant work.

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      That’s a beautiful comment, and compliment, Shobana. I’m honored and humbled. Thank you so much. ☺️

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      1. Most welcome, Jeff.

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  8. Wow Jeff, such another beautiful poem dear friend. Congratulations!
    So happy for you! 💖

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, dearest Cindy! So much fun to be here with all of you! 💖

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  9. Navin dice:

    Many congratulations dearest Jeff…

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  10. Navin dice:

    Lovely lines….congratulations dearest Jeff ❤️

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  11. Terveen Gill dice:

    Yes, the healing process can be slow but so powerful. I love the words you have chosen to depict downfall and rising.
    Even a little light can be a helping hand in perpetual darkness. The brokenness grasps on to courage and hope.
    Congratulations Jeff. This is so beautiful. 🙂

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