“Day After Easter in South America” by Valentina Cano

In a courtyard

where bristling words

strolled in navy

she felt the future

crackling against her skin.

It was as if a door opened

dragging in slashing wings

and years packed in snow.

Her breath was an ice pick

in her chest

as the cold took her hand.

She knew it’d be too long

before it let her go.










Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time either writing or reading. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Web and the Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, The Rose Master, will be published in 2014. She is online at carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com.