Bird Woman

I’m waiting in a cage
that glitters with scatterings
of costume jewelry
like bird droppings.

Jewelry pinned to my pillows,
to my sheets,
glinting with violence.
Ready to blind.



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.