The Confused Parallel by M. Taggart

picture M. Taggart

The Confused Parallel

by M. Taggart, Monthly Contributor

site: https://mtaggartwriter.wordpress.com/

He couldn’t catch his breath. His words
were spinning in his mind with such ferocity
he was unable to calm himself as he begun to
shake. He was sure he could see his words
on the ceiling. He pulled his body together,
clamped his knees to his chest, and rocked
while trying to make as little noise as possible.
She was asleep next to him. Her beautiful black
hair lay along the side of her face, nestled softly
onto her pillow, splashing a blackness so peaceful,
just around her head as a halo might linger for
a moment longer when the harboring light is willing
to have it. This light was not for him. He, rocking,
smiling at nothing while raising his eyes toward
his very own spinning ceiling full of words which
made no movement toward care as he felt himself
splitting into selves he had no knowledge had been
there before. He felt each escape his control, a control
he placed to protect his former shell.

@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 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.

Ingrid Wilson
Matt Taggart
Virginia Mateias
Cindy Georgakas
Jeff Flesch
Timothy Price

19 Comentarios Agrega el tuyo

  1. Ingrid dice:

    ‘he felt himself
    splitting into selves he had no knowledge had been
    there before.’
    Such a dizzying feeling!

    Le gusta a 1 persona

    1. Sure is. Hi, Ingrid. I hope you’re having fun with whatever it may be that you’re doing.

      Le gusta a 1 persona

      1. Ingrid dice:

        Thank you! You too 😊

        Me gusta

  2. Happens to the best of us at times Matt!
    totally get that.. well done!

    Me gusta

    1. Thanks Cindy 🙏🏼😊

      Le gusta a 1 persona

      1. Indeed Matt!
        💖

        Me gusta

  3. jonicaggiano dice:

    I love this Matt. It is as if someone who suffers from dementia is sharing what it is like to live in his reality. That must be a bit what it would feel like. Beautiful!! Hugs 🤗 Joni

    Me gusta

    1. Thank you, Joni! I’m a pretty good hugger, and happy to dish them out 🤣❤️🙏🏼

      Le gusta a 1 persona

      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        Me too my friend. Before covid everyone in the south love to hug. 🤗🤗

        Me gusta

  4. Nope, Not Pam dice:

    Wow, simply amazing, I felt like I was being sucked into his vortex. The two opposing contrasts worked so well

    Me gusta

    1. What a fun comment to read! Thank you!!

      Me gusta

  5. Jeff Flesch dice:

    What a fantastic write, Matt. This here,, “ he felt himself
    splitting into selves he had no knowledge had been
    there before. He felt each escape his control, a control
    he placed to protect his former shell.” Visceral and powerful, my friend. 👏👏👏

    Le gusta a 1 persona

    1. Thank you, Jeff 👻🙏🏼
      I hope you’re having a great New Year so far.

      (I think I commented in the incorrect spot a moment ago 🤣 I trip up when using my cell ha)

      Me gusta

      1. Jeff Flesch dice:

        You’re most welcome, Matt. Always. 🙏 New Year is off to a great start, thank you; I hope yours is too. Ah, all good, I do that too. 😅

        Le gusta a 1 persona

  6. Thank you, Jeff 👻🙏🏼

    I hope you’re having a great New Year’s so far.

    Me gusta

  7. Terveen Gill dice:

    That really is a devastating feeling. Each word captured the confusion and chaos. A wonderful poem, Matt. The image looks like an illusion. 🙂

    Me gusta

    1. Hi Terveen!

      I’m so glad you mentioned the image. Something about it drew me in. Yet it’s so basic.

      Le gusta a 1 persona

  8. Susi Bocks dice:

    Those moments when it’s all just too much and the feelings are all over the place, you’ve captured them beautifully, Matt!

    Me gusta

Deja una respuesta

Introduce tus datos o haz clic en un icono para iniciar sesión:

Logo de WordPress.com

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de WordPress.com. Salir /  Cambiar )

Google photo

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Google. Salir /  Cambiar )

Imagen de Twitter

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Twitter. Salir /  Cambiar )

Foto de Facebook

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Facebook. Salir /  Cambiar )

Conectando a %s