Peycho Kanev


For Myself in Some Other Life


There you are again, talking with the crows on the branch.
You are a shared secret, a rusty oblivion.

Why does this life pass away so quickly and what happens
to our faces? Again and again your breath smells

of moonshine. This sad side of life is your own happiness.
And everything looks so close now: a ghastly light in the night.

And at the end you will ascent through the sky, only to fall back
as a memory of something forgotten, never existed.




Peycho Kanev

Peycho Kanev is the author of four poetry collections and three chapbooks, published in the USA and Europe. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, such as: Rattle, Poetry QuarterlyEvergreen Review, Front Porch Review, Hawaii Review, Barrow Street, Sheepshead ReviewOff the Coast, The Adirondack Review, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review, and many others. His new chapbook titled Under Half-Empty Heaven was published in 2018 by Grey Book Press.