Blue Impossibility |
by Peycho Kanev

I prefer not to see the words that I am writing,

so I take a look through the window:

I see a dog walking outside, sniffing at the trees,

pissing in the bushes; white and brown dog,

and this is real enough to believe in it,

but I say:

Oh, brother this is not possible,

because I do not want to look at the words I am

writing right now,

or the words that I am not writing,

but the blue sky laughs,

this wide and grey sky tilts slowly upon my sheet;

this is impossible –

the fog and the brightness in me opens up,

memories of heavy rain or just my fantasies for rain?

The sounds of the approaching storm are crawling

towards me:

I close my eyes –

not wanting to see the words that I am writing,

and I open them up again to see through the window

only this dead dog. 


Peycho Kanev is the Editor-In-Chief of Kanev Books. His poems have appeared in more than 600 literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Hawaii Review, The Monarch Review, The Coachella Review, Third Wednesday, Black Market Review, The Cleveland Review, In Posse Review, Mascara Literary Review and many others.