Kick it up a notch


These leaves of grass,

these secrets buried in us!


We try each and every day

to trick our lives,

but we can’t.

And we wait

in this ivory tower

for our destiny to take the right



Is that

our predestination?


The wind wears holes in our bodies,

the rotten structure of time, our cracks,

which we try to piece together with our backs

turned, each to the other.


In the empty holes of history

the currents whistle.


We learn, and

then, we forget.

Peycho Kanev is the Editor-In-Chief of Kanev Books. His poetry collection Bone Silence was released in September 2010 by Desperanto. A new collection of his poetry, titled Requiem for One Night, will be published by SixteenFourteen in 2013. Peycho has won several European awards for his poetry, and he’s nominated for the Pushcart Award and Best of the Net. His poems have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines, such as Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Hawaii Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Sheepshead Review, The Coachella Review, Two Thirds North, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review and many others.

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