Art Poetry

The Theory of

“You’re the last dark matter
from another outgoing night”

By Peycho Kanev

The massless particle
which passes through vacuum
without encountering any resistance at all,
does not differ from the one
that does not pass at all

Loneliness is self-sufficient,
as they say and,

You’re the last dark matter
from another outgoing night

but why don’t you come with me, why
don’t you come in me

to see that there’s nothing
harder than

there’s nothing


I will fall asleep now just to wake up
in your life—

We’ll not remember how we die,
just as we don’t remember our birth.

Peycho Kanev is the author of six poetry collections and three chapbooks. His poems have appeared in Rattle, Poetry Quarterly, The Evergreen Review, The Adirondack Review, and many other literary magazines. His latest chapbook, Under Half-Empty Heaven, was published in 2019 by Grey Book Press.

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