She cornered herself against
the shoulders of two meeting walls
and wrote her screams into the plaster.
The sun was a blade against her skin
as the image
swung through her mind
like a pendulum.
Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time she has either reading or writing. Her works have appeared in numerous publications and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web. Her debut novel, The Rose Master, was published in 2014 and was called a “strong and satisfying effort” by Publishers Weekly.