Blindness

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.


Blindness

The Earth is breathing even harder through her wounds
and bruises,
rivers of blood and used machine oil flow down and down
          our collective consciousness;
through the window I look at the scorched land outside
as I open a bottle of Coke –
Mother Nature vs. Capitalism;
you are still sleeping, my child, there will be no fairy tales
                                                for you,
tomorrow or ever.

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