Peycho Kanev, 1/11/2010

Current Occupation: Mover
Former Occupation: Construction Worker
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Peycho Kanev loves to listen to sad music while he drinks slowly his beer. His work has been published in Welter, Gloom Cupboard, Off Beat Pulp, Nerve Cowboy, Chiron Review, Outsider Writers, Mad Swirl, Side of Grits, Southern Ocean Review, The Houston Literary Review and many others. He loves to put the word down and not talking on the cell phone for days. He is nominated for Pushcart Award. He lives, works and dies a little bit in Chicago. His new collaborative collection “r”, containing poetry by him and Felino Soriano, as well as photography from Duane Locke and Edward Wells II is now available at Amazon.



I can’t see anything but wasted faces,

broken bodies, tired souls and as I walk

in the morning to my job

the streets seem full of ghosts.

oh these factories sucking slowly our lives

away and all those guillotine-jobs killing our

precious time.

I am ready to start my life all over again but

on what price?

who’s going to fight for me this time?

I’ve lost all my battles against the existence

against all the factory owners

against all odds.

and later in my room

I turn on the TV and they show me how to become

A millionaire,


I turn it off

and lay in the bed and I know

that all our heroes have been wrong:

the dark is empty.

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