Awake in the darkness, listen:
there’s someone sitting in the chair next to
the night stand, talking to you:

“I’ve gotten everyone who bullied me when
I was a kid…”

Outside in the midnight’s darkness the stars
were gradually fading and melting,
like alka seltzers in a glass of water.

“…everyone except God.”

Then he gets up,
cocking his shotgun.



Peycho Kanev

Peycho Kanev is the author of nine 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 2019 by Grey Book Press. He has several nominations for the Pushcart Prize. 


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 21:51