Peycho Kanev (poetry)

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Limestone Memories

The inevitability of time always gets you by the lungs
and wishes you a good night’s sleep.

The fish have gills and have no soul,
as Darwin would say,
but that doesn’t matter in the evolutionary sense.
The fossils we found remind us of something
lost forever, and yet our hearts have no bones
inside. Paleozoic time, be glad for what you had.
Ossified memories and unpredictable future all
around us. And we dig deeper. My hands are full
with soil. At the bottom I found your withered
heart.

The inevitability of time always gets you by the heart.
Good night, meat puppet!

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by Peycho Kanev

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