The night it happened crystallized inside me.
A calcified corpse of a minute
that thuds inside me when I move,
that pulses with my heart,
so that I think I can move it, change it.
But you are silent.
The night, a stone of memory, I cannot birth.
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.