Destash

by Valentina Cano

A man

and a chance

to be born again,

to abandon the husk

of violent lungs,

shrinking heart,

the sores collection on his face

like flowers.

A chance to knit a life

out of the veins

and hair and vertebrae

of this one.  

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.

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