there can be only one of us. The other one’s got to go by Bogdan Dragos

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noise never attracted me it always did the opposite, so when this bar too got noisy I got out of there and went back home Well, life is strange this way. When you walk away from something, you find something else Like a pesky street magician shoving cards in your face, begging you to pick one, the universe likes to present you things, events, people There was more noise in my apartment building than at the bar Someone was throwing a lousy party I didn't have a problem with the party in itself. It was the music I couldn't stand The music was shit And just as I make my way up the stairs I see this girl seated ahead of me, dressed for the occasion. Black high heels with crimson red soles, black skirt and some black tank top. Her hair was done in voluminous curls, the makeup was…

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Ești gata

(╭☞•̀o•́)╭☞   English translation HERE! 

MasticadoresRumanía Editora: Manuela Timofte

de Bogdan Dragoș

camera îngustă
ușa închisă
ușa încuiată
fereastra închisă
jaluzelele trase care țin
soarele la distanță

un scaun
un stomac gol care te 
imploră să nu mai torni
țuică în el

mai multă țuică

încă un pic

ești gata

acum poți începe
să scrii

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Poetry Book Reviews: Bogdan Dragos and Michele Lee Sefton

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I recently embarked on a Poetry Book Reading Marathon since so many of my WordPress friends have created and published poetry collections. Since they’ve been supportive of me, I want to support them! I will be posting a series of reviews of their books.

The Muse’s Bad Touch by Bogdan Dragos (2021). Available on

Bogdan is a Romanian poet who appears regularly on MasticadoresIndia, MasticadoresRomania, and Gobblers & Masticadores. His poetry is dark and rich, like strong expresso, and leaves you questioning your own reality. He explores the darker side of life with characters that can only be described as eccentric, exotic, and deeply disturbing. His ability to test acceptable social boundaries and express a point of view that would shock most people, is what defines his work. In this collection, he writes about his dark muse:

“After all

a poet…

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writer brain taking over by Bogdan Dragos

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A man's whole life revolves around his work that's what we've been raised to believe, haven't we? What right under the heavens have you, a man, to demand acceptance, love, gratification, without giving something in return? From the very days of creation you have been told: “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” Put in the work, man. Put in the work. There's no way around. There just isn't. The words were carved deep with a hunting knife on the top of his desk, and whenever he'd fling and hurl the papers and pens away he'd see and read them and then cover them back with papers and pens Being a writer is just as hard as any other job but you can make…

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Mâncătorii de vise

(´⋆‿⋆` ) English translation HERE!

MasticadoresRumanía Editora: Manuela Timofte

de Bogdan Dragoș

Unii oameni mănâncă vise

micul dejun



și nu-i nici măcar din cauză
că n-ar avea ce pune pe masă

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No Cash, Only Letters by Bogdan Dragos

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A woman in a ski mask looking sideways and holding a crowbar in a dark alley
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“Got me a little crowbar

and one of

them ol’ school

ski masks,” she said. “And just

before it was

about to go

down, my

pathetic-ass boyfriend

punked out of it.

I lost all my respect for

the guy on that


I still love him, yeah. But I

no longer respect


It really is a big, big, huge

difference there, you


Such display of weakness

is unforgivable.

So I refused to go down

with it. I refused to

punk out like he did, and followed

along with the plan

by myself.

I went ahead, put on the ski mask

and grabbed the

trusty crowbar and cornered

the mailman in

the dark alley. See, where I’m

from, the mailman

doesn’t bring only the mail,

he’s also delivering

the pension to old

people. That’s how

it goes. So I figured he’s

gotta have quite the

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Cum să scrii o poezie de dragoste

( ☞◔ ౪◔)☞  English version HERE

MasticadoresRumanía Editora: Manuela Timofte

de Bogdan Dragoș

– N-ai idee cum să scrii o poezie de 
dragoste, îmi zise ea. N-ai putea scrie
una nici ca să-ți salvezi viața...
Sau căsnicia.

– Da’ eu nu-s căsătorit, i-am răspuns.

Aparent a fost 
răspunsul greșit 

A plecat.

Și eu 
m-am întors
la birou

și-am început 
să scriu
ceva care
numa’ poezie de 
dragoste nu era.

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It helps release stress hormones by Bogdan Dragos

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different creatures will have different ways to cope with grief and stress There was a movie once in which a group of explorers got captured and imprisoned by a tribe of cannibals who were taking them out of the cage, killing and eating them one by one. And there's this scene where one of the prisoners pulls his dick out and starts rubbing it vigorously as the others watch with unspeakable indignation The explanation was simple. It helps release stress hormones Well, if it worked in a situation like that, he thought, then surely it will work as he does it in his room He's not surrounded by cannibals about to kill and eat him No, on the other side of the door is just a crying mother holding an eviction note in her trembling hands, reading it aloud to him through sobs, begging him to understand that it is…

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Într-o căsnicie deschisă

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MasticadoresRumanía Editora: Manuela Timofte

de Bogdan Dragoș

parcă mașina în dreptul căii lui de acces, se dădu jos, merse către ușă și bătu. O femeie îi deschise. – Oh, bună, tu trebuie să fi prietena soțului meu. – Aa... ce? – Oh, dar e-n regulă, dragă. Noi suntem așa într-o căsnicie din asta, deschisă. E-n regulă, hai, intră. Încercă atunci să-și amintească vreo altă ipostază în care s-a mai simțit la fel de rușinată și nelalocul ei și nu găsi nimic, renunță, și intră. Femeia închise ușa în urma ei, o încuie, scoase arma și trase. A meritat. Soțul zăcea și el mort în cadă. Împușcat în cap. Iar nevastă-sa i-a folosit telefonul pentru a-i scrie mesaje amantei, chemând-o la ei acasă. Nevasta primi o sentință foarte, foarte scurtă și nimeni n-a contrazis-o în acțiunile sale. A devenit eroina gospodinelor locale, idolul lor, a adevărată inspirație, o celebritate, cineva la care se uitau cu…

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BUTUNG IS LAYP | Coconut is Life

afternoon coffee with Bogdan
2022 | © tea solon
Mandaue City

Taking a short break from doing translation work and now devouring Bogdan‘s 2020 poetry collection PourWhiskey Over My Heart And Set It On Firewhich carries with it the signature images that scandalizes, tears, and undo me every time. I love how Bogdan’s poetry disturbs the psyche and annihilates moral boundaries that sometimes Boccaccio’s The Decameron comes to mind and marries every heinous psychological thriller film there is. Great afternoon read!

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