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For C. by Valentina Cano

I am sliding across
your rippling image.
A flash of glass,
a rope of bones.
You move like smoke beneath me
and I know,
in the morning,
my hands will be stained
with the scent of fire.

Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time either writing or reading. Her works have appeared in Exercise Bowler, Blinking Cursor, Theory Train, Cartier Street Press, Berg Gasse 19, Precious Metals, A Handful of Dust, and many other online and print journals. Her debut novel, The Rose Master, will be published in 2014. You can find her here: