Issue No. 6, Autumn 2013

Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz #3
Untitled #3
Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz

A Long Moment
Peycho Kanev

We were riding the bus on the lakeshore.
Asphalt and concrete before the marble
waves and the seagulls and the herons
and the yachts tilted peacefully in the dim

The passenger next to me pointed at something.

But all I saw was the horizon devouring our
collective thoughts. There was no light above,
just this long moment:
his hand,
the blurry picture making love with the window,
the absence of perception for the movement,
and the end.

Peycho Kanev is the author of 4 poetry collections and two chapbooks. He has won several European awards for his poetry and he’s nominated for the Pushcart Award and Best of the Net. Translations of his books will be published soon in Italy, Poland and Russia. His poems have appeared in more than 900 literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Columbia College Literary Review, Hawaii Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Sheepshead Review, Off the Coast, The Adirondack Review, The Coachella Review, Two Thirds North, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review and many others.

Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz writes stories, takes pictures and makes teddy bears by hand.