Spilling by Valentina Cano

One word you said
and perhaps even meant
was enough to tip a year
of the tight-rope walking off
this calendar.
I spilled like salt,
spreading so far
you could not pick me up
to toss over your shoulder,
a caveman’s charm
to guard off boredom.

Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time either writing or reading. Her works have appeared in numerous publications. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Web and the Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, The Rose Master, will be published in 2014. You can find her at Carabosse’s Library.


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