“Threads” by Jeff Flesch

I look for you in the sky

and find you

before the sun

can eclipse the stars

outlined

by a heart shattered

into pieces of love

transformed

into a wondering

about

the nature of life

within

a head filled with ideas

held together

by threads of pain, and promise

left

beside the shore

where you left me

and, yet

I call out to you once more

Copyright © 2022 Jeff Flesch

All Rights Reserved

Jeff Flesch lives in Corvallis, Oregon, and was voted the 2022 Spillwords Press Author of the Month for January and February. He is also the Author of #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow, is a Co-Author of #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women, and is also a monthly contributor to two online publications, MasticadoresIndia and MasticadoresUSA. You can read more of Jeff’s poetry at Develop. Inspire. Transform, and on Twitter.

Featured Image: by tawnyowl, Pixabay

Editor: Barbara Harris Leonhard

Amazon Best-Selling Author

Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir (EIF-Experiments in Fiction, 2022)

Pushcart Nominee, 2022

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  1. Sadje dice:

    Excellent poetry Jeff. Profound and thoughtful

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so very much, Sadje.

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  2. A most wonderful work, crafted, polished and made beautiful by Jeff. In particular, this part of the poem: «…transformed into a wondering about the nature of life within a head filled with ideas…», is my favourite because our heads might be full of ideas, but to express them in such a fine manner is art. I congratulate Masticadores USA for bringing us the quality of work that they do and in particular for this brilliant poet, as well as all the others. Cheers Barbara.

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    1. Thank you! I’m so proud of the contributors and love this role as editor. 💐🌹🌺

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      1. You’re very welcome. It is a pleasure indeed. They are all wonderful and a delight. Phenomenal job!

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    2. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Francisco! I’m always honored.

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      1. It’s always a pleasure Jeff.

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  3. Heartbreaking beauty in your words Jeff
    so poignant. The bittersweetness of living an authentic life is sometimes more than we can bare….
    but we do.
    💗❤️

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      It is definitely sometimes very hard to bare. Thank you for always seeing me, Cindy. ❤️💖

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      1. I do know absolutely…..You’re so welcome always Jeff ❣️

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  4. Heart-rending! Wonderful poem, Jeff.

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  5. Thank you, Jeff, for your continuing contributions to MasticadoresUSA! Your beautiful poetry is affirming and well crafted!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Barbara! It’s always an honor to have my poetry here, and I look forward to continuing to work with you in the new year!

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  6. jonicaggiano dice:

    Lovely piece Jeff filled with sadness, memories and imagery of nature. I really loved the last two lines. Just beautiful. I hope you will be with family during the holidays. Sending hugs and love your way, Joni

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you always, Joni. You always see my poetry so clearly. I appreciate you. Thank you for the holiday warmth. . A very happy holidays to you, and your family. . Big hugs and love.

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      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        I truly hope that your Holiday will be filled with thanks and joy. Many of us have memories that can taint the holidays with sadness. My husband lost his mother two years ago and she was the one who always made Christmas so special. We know celebrate the day guiltily giving thanks to God. We plan to go to the movies and see James Cameron’s Avatar. I am so glad God has blessed you with a year full of success and that you have been recognized for your beautiful writing. Sending you lots of love and prayers for more joy to come. 🦋🤗🌹🥰🙏🙏

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  7. Michele Lee dice:

    The first stanza created a strong visual for me. Beautiful writing!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      That’s delightful. I think this is one I crafted at the coats. 🌊😁 Thank you so much, Michele!

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      1. Michele Lee dice:

        The beach does inspire! 🌊💖🌳

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      2. Michele Lee dice:

        You are welcome! 😁

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  8. Ingrid dice:

    Full of longing and beauty, Jeff!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much , and always, Ingrid!

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  9. Elegant simplicity! Emotions are beautifully expressed. Lovely poem, Jeff!

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    1. Jeff Flesch dice:

      Thank you so much, Cheryl!

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    1. I appreciate all your beautiful poetry to MasticadoresUSA, Jeff!

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  10. Mike U. dice:

    The entire piece is painfully brilliant and beautiful, but the last stanza really resonates with me. It’s always a pleasure to read you, Jeff. Your soul-touching poetry deserves all the accolades it receives. 🙂

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  11. Terveen Gill dice:

    The callings of the heart. Nothing can obstruct its rhythmic beats. May we continue to hope, heal, lose, and desire. Lovely poetry, Jeff. 🙂

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