Autumn Veil by Rob Taylor

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Autumn Veil
by Rob Taylor
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Sometimes i walk where the past
laid its head to rest on weathered cobble stones
lime trees rise over the avenue of forgetulness
as wearied breaths billow up from lonely faces on park benches
i should have known the world had become a
pond like reflection
rippling through itself in search for
shattered rainbow tales where the secret
of gold once prevailed

Everything that once was and never was
shed its many skins so long ago under this Autumn veil
had we become so blind as not to see beyond ourselves
though in essence there is motion in the stillness
of thoughts and fools
a place to embrace
where hands brush over the purple fountain grass and
sweet Alyssum in lilac pools

Rufescent leaves from treetop into teardrop
its the fall of cathartic calls
broken willow and deja vu in my eyes
how many steps must we take to feel real again

Before winter entangles me in its fibers once more
i’ll walk again through this wilderness
till i remember once more how to forget
everything and all things i regret

  • poem and recitation Rob Taylor


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. 

5 Comentarios Agrega el tuyo

    1. It is indeed Jude. Rob is on Twitter. I am sure he will read your comment.
      I will write to you soon. I hope everything is well.

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      1. judeitakali dice:

        It is well. I hope it is with you too. 🙏🏾

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      2. I am glad to hear. Yes it is.

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  1. Such a wonderful Poem Rob!

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