There’s rust on the golden throne,
There’s a crust on the old bread,
There’s the leafless tree in the garden
where the hanged man hangs,
his legs still twitching.
The colorful heads of the begonias
sway in the warm wind.
Sometimes the only sensible thing
is to get back to nature.
Peycho Kanev is the author of 4 poetry collections and two chapbooks, published in the USA and Europe. He has won several European awards for his poetry and his poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Front Porch Review, Hawaii Review, Barrow Street, Sheepshead Review, Off the Coast, The Adirondack Review, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review, and many others.