I open the book


to read of nothing,

to read of me.


My face is stretched

from cover to cover


and the closer I get to the end,

the more my face wrinkles.


At the last page I can see the black dogs

sniffing the air.




Peycho Kanev is the author of four poetry collections and two chapbooks, published in USA and Bulgaria. He 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 many literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Front Porch Review, Hawaii Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Sheepshead Review, Off the Coast, The Adirondack Review, Two Thirds North, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review and many others.