The Big Empty

twitterPeycho 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.


The Big Empty

A crow rubs his beak in the dust waiting for the storm –
time trickles in the bluest vase with the withered yellow rose;
       canned laughter after canned feelings in a world that only partially
belong to us,
this shredded sky and the loneliness of the wolves hidden within
the debris of our love;
outside, the roots of the trees, like open mouths, drink
                           from the yellowed pissed snow.
[image: Crow | Craig A. Mullenbach]

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