Metaphysics for Beginners: Poetry by Peycho Kanev

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There is a Hell,
said to me a shadowy figure on the street
at dusk
during my evening stroll
And what about Heaven then
There’s got to be one
if Hell exists,
I asked
Nobody answered
He was gone
The sky darkened and the stars seeded the sky
I wanted to find him and ask him something else
but my owner tugged gently at the leash and we went
in another direction.


Peycho 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. Hos Twitter handle is @PeychoKanev.


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