The Boring World by Dominic Alapat

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The Boring World
by Dominic Alapat
[author’s site]

is grey
and raindrops fall
making this bored sound
two women talk
but it makes no difference to me
the wetness has stolen my tongue
and the ladies laugh now
and then for a moment
I feel their mirth
and then it is gone
and a man talks on his mobile
and it is a monotone in my head
as the cocks crow and the birds chirp
and the raindrops now are once again
falling with this sense of tiredness of life
how it wearies you and leaves you wasted
I can feel what they feel they are like soldiers
returning from a lost war
wounded walking their last steps
before they fall down dead.

@Dominic Alapat


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:

    So beautiful and sad!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment!

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  2. Such a heartfelt poem!

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    1. Thanks so much for reading!

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    2. Thank you so much for reading!

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      1. It’s a pleasure!

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  3. Navin dice:

    Lovely poem by Dominic….

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      1. Navin dice:

        You’re welcome!

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  4. Jeff Flesch dice:

    Wonderful poem, Dominic. Bravo.

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      1. Jeff Flesch dice:

        You’re most welcome, Dominic!

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  5. Shared in the group of 5000 Masticadores followers Regards/Saludos Juan

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      1. Thank you so much Gabriela!

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    1. Thank you so much J Re Crivello!

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  6. jonicaggiano dice:

    Many interesting reflections about the seeming moodiness and mundaneness since our life has changed in so many ways. I felt a great sense of how an outing that looked promising quickly became morbidly sad—nicely done.

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    1. Thank you Joni for your kind comment!

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