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Irreversible

The body of the dead bird
soon enough
becomes dirt
where the worms live
which soon enough
become food for
the newly hatched birds.

I picked a flower and smelled it –

Spring, death and
             swallows’ wings.


About the Author:Peycho Kanev is the author of 4 poetry collections and two chapbooks, published in USA and Bulgaria. He has won several European awards for his poetry, and he’s nominated for the Pushcart Award and Best of the Net. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Hawaii Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Sheepshead Review, Off the Coast, The Adirondack Review, Two Thirds North, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review and many others.

Artwork: Lynae Cook