Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Breaking Things--By Valentina Cano--United States

Breaking Things

I’ve decided to let this be.
Not with the collapse of wings
or the nailhead snapped off
at a bend too far,
but with the vibrating haunches
of a cat, interrupted.
With the beat of the sun
across its own black prison.

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. Her debut novel, The Rose Master, was published in 2014 and was called a "strong and satisfying effort" by Publishers Weekly.


  1. Dear Valentina, thank you for your lovely poem. Sometimes it's better to let things be.

    Best wishes,

  2. Nice write, Valentina. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!


  3. Dear Valentina,

    Thank you for sharing this insightful and thought-provoking poem to share with Whispers' readers. It is good to see you already have some lovely comments. Wishing you the best with all your writing endeavors.


  4. I like the thinking Valentina, Another way of saying "don't cry over spilled milk
    Knight Writer