The Gentle Fish

Author | Peycho Kanev

My mama,
made of light, hazy stars and music,
swam gently through the chaos of the world.
At 66 she got tired of all this,
tired of the hard and muddy water;
she rose to the gleaming surface
and said she’ll be home just before dark,
then she collapsed into the photo album
from where she gently smiles at me.


About the Author | Peycho Kanev is the author of 4 poetry collections and two chapbooks, published in the USA and Europe. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Front Porch Review, Hiram Poetry Review, Hawaii Review, Barrow Street, Sheepshead Review, Off the Coast, The Adirondack Review, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review and many others. He has three nominations for the Pushcart Prize.

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