Tuesday, March 05, 2019

New Poetry by Peycho Kanev

Approaching the Truth

What is the German word for a man who loves
his wife and his three children, goes to work
without remorse and drinks only one beer on
Sunday? I don’t know either. I just sit here and
watch the vast horizon, how the light ashen and
the day slowly turns into a dark night. 

Sometimes I sit with a cup of tea in the morning,
watching the neighbors go to work, how they
kiss their wives and kids and pet the dog with
a smile on their faces. Arbeit macht frei. Then
I go to the back yard and I raise the flag again.
Birds fly freely in the bright sky. This is Hell.

- Peycho Kanev 2019

Peycho Kanev is the author of 4 poetry collections and three chapbooks, published in the USA and Europe. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, such as: Rattle, Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Front Porch Review, Hawaii Review, Barrow Street, Sheepshead Review, Off 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.

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