Plum Trees by Jeff Flesch

Plum Trees by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributorsite: Develop. Inspire. Transform plum trees always takemy breath away as in their shade, we playwith notions of hope and trust and a little bit of the magic seenwithin the last bunch of flowersfrom the tree they always relate to me, and all the thingsI’ve been and seen far…

Gumdrops and Glitter by Jeff Flesch

Gumdrops and Glitter by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributor site: Develop. Inspire. Transform the sea rises over my heartwhile I lean into love like a fairytale, made up of gumdropsand glitter, which never stops enticingthe senses even with a skewed perspective created from the pastwhen flowers didn’t bloom, ratherthey died fast entering my heart in one…

your eyes by Jeff Flesch

your eyes by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributorsite: https://jeffflesch.com/ nature is full of wonder, all of itsaspects take me under, into a world seen and unseenlike the breeze on a cold and windy dayin the midst of a calm sea I resign, and stay to myselfamidst the known and unknown for they are of equal partsliving…

rainbow trim by Jeff Flesch

rainbow trim by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributor site: Develop. Inspire. Transform folded end over end, like a pieceof steel with rainbow trim a fascinating deluge of colorsvibrant and felt within my heart it beats to a steady rhythm, resonatingwith the loss and suffering we’ve allbeen throughas past and present experiences coalesceinto you and I transpirelike…

stone colored glass by Jeff Flesch

stone colored glass by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributor site: Develop. Inspire. Transform I often think about the pastit’s like looking through stone colored glass hazy, and filled with trauma, a cold placeinside my chest lingering among flowers, thought and feeling reconcile mein two drops of love they cascade from the leaves of my heart, whileI…

voided wind by Jeff Flesch

voided wind by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributor site: Develop. Inspire. Transform I stand at the precipice of the lostwhere pieces of my skin rotate back, and forth within the voided windas my soul resonates with the words that come from another place and timethey are not mine, nor are they part of this mind that…

stems and seeds by Jeff Flesch

stems and seeds by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributorsite: Develop. Inspire. Transform shadows are cast over my eyesas I try to find the nature of reality insidethe stems and seeds gifted to mewhile I await the return of the tidewithin the heart and stone romancingthe sun betrayed none yet the pain wells upreminding me of the…

apple seeds by Jeff Flesch

apple seeds by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributorsite: https://jeffflesch.com/ I miss the flavor of youat dawn coming to me in dreams that fill my mindwith worried images and times, fatigued learning more from apple seedsI lean into the love that sits atop the mountain and the valleys deepwhere love lingers in the shadows and in every…

poplar seed by Jeff Flesch

poplar seed by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributorsite: https://jeffflesch.com/ the apple orchardlives along the shadowsof a love that lingers sometimes in the gallows of a destiny told to meonce upon a story made we a poplar seed clear and conciselike the apples we cut and slice a sprinkling of cinnamon takes twoseconds more for the answers…

lavender lines by Jeff Flesch

lavender lines by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributorsite: Develop. Inspire. Transform, and on Twitter. tumbleweeds thread the head of a pin while the size of our love’s always beenreminiscent of the dreams laden in your hands like the flavor of morning dewknow that I’ve always seen you in my mind a place in my heart you…

the sweetest nectar by Jeff Flesch

the sweetest nectar by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributorsites: Develop. Inspire. Transform, and on Twitter. with the wind at my backI relax andsit inside all the glory before me the blooming flowersand the resplendent arches on the treesas they hang with the most delicious fruit seen they drip with the sweetest nectara life in transience and…

until the sun by Jeff Flesch

until the sun by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributorsite: https://jeffflesch.com/ I stand in line to buy lemons and limeswhile reminiscing on thetimes enthralled and divinedwhile feelings keep coming up I’ve tried to stop. yetthey keep marching towards the top life is like thatsometimes we walk and talk and make love until the sun comes up while…

petals made of love by Jeff Flesch

petals made of love by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributor site: Develop. Inspire. Transform I sit atop the river delta, wondering aboutthe scene it is amyriadin-between the lightcasting offin the distanceplaying with the stars in the sky, sheltering the moon in ablanket disguised I rise, and make my way down, as the cavern comesclose alwayslooking up,…

The Moon’s Lullaby by Jeff Flesch

The Moon’s Lullaby by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributor site: https://jeffflesch.com/ moon night, I shine, bottomless love is divine… I had a conversation with the moon once. It was long ago, during a mist-covered evening, I was feeling quite lonely, and out of the ordinary. That evening the moon shined brighter than I’d ever seen. It…

still breathing you in…by Jeff Flesch

still breathing you in by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributor site: https://jeffflesch.com/ the last time I saw you, Coltrane was spinning,and there was this feeling, a rose in yourhair,cunning, andfair while music billowed out, raspy, deep sounds filteringthroughout,andasI asked for your hand, you turned to stare, heartsspeaking through the ether air,no sound, only two soulsbound andas…

under an open sun…by Jeff Flesch

under an open sun… by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributor site: Develop. Inspire. Transform I rise from the depths of the sea, surmising  allI’ve seen, in-between the pain handed down,and the joy,drowned intoa specialplace in my heart,conveyingthecurrent reality, stark,at times as dreamsgo by, while we watch from thesidelines thinking much, clouds float under the breath ofan…

oblivions mist… by Jeff Flesch

oblivions mist… by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributorsites: Develop. Inspire. Transform, and on Twitter. words cut from stone, it is your love shown,resplendent and full of life,calling me, it does,twice once before time began to run, like the riversand streams into, them, begun, andagaininthemidstof a tryst we call upon, the heavens to bless this, our heartsgiven…

our love, airborne… by Jeff Flesch

our love, airborne by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributor site: https://jeffflesch.com/ the sun rising in the morn, reminding me of times,forlorn, dust-laden hands, breathing in all I can,while looking to the stones in theriverbend wafting this way and that, gathering debris, kept,from the tides, even as we diatribe,about the loss felt, withinour cradledbreast beating like a…

MasticadoresUsa Introduces Its Monthly Contributors

MasticadoresUsa Monthly Contributors: My Dear Readers, It is a pleasure to introduce you to our MasticadoresUsa monthly contributors. They are wonderful and accomplished writers whose work will be featured every month. That said, please continue to submit to MasticadoresUsa. I am thrilled to publish your wonderful poetry and short stories too. Without further ado our…

beauty doth reside in the heart… by Jeff Flesch

beauty doth reside in the heart…by Jeff Flesch[author’s site] I sit atop a tree, taking in the beauty seen,beneath the forest floor, andabove the skyline,amber tossed lessremorse(d) once felt deep within my chest, memoriesof another time, flood the senses, as Icontinue to staypresent to the night watchmen, standing guard, soft, andloved by all the dearestparts…