A poem by Valentina Cano

I’m an expert at shadow-boxing.
At boxing shadows
until they are piled and classified.
Labeled with arthritic capitals
that lean against each other
and rub knobbed joints to keep uptight.
Shadow-less syllables,
carrying a sun on their heads.

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” (Pushcart Press) 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.