The Works of Valentina Cano

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.

All Poems © Valentina Cano

Charybdis

Every afternoon:
weaving what I’ve unwoven at night.
A story that a woman
gazing out at the empty glass ocean
could recognize.
A story that has grown mythic tails
and legendary claws,
one that swims through these tropical hours
making a loop of my days.
Leaving me scattered and heavy with salt.