TEN / Val Dering Rojas

$ 7.00

 

dancing girl press, 2014
$7.00



 Val Dering Rojas is a Los Angeles based poet and artist who has also studied Addiction and Recovery Counseling and Psychology., Her poetry and short fiction has been included in Linden Avenue Literary Journal, ken*again and Dogzplot. Catch her on Twitter @valderingrojas or blogging at http://valderingrojas.wordpress.com/. Her rt may be viewed at http://amygdala-art.tumblr.com/ .




ARS POETICA

All of this delicate interconnectedness:
a snowflake, a skeleton,
sliver of chine, splinter of ivory,
yourself, folded inside your own skin.

Origami of bones poking out
like spines:
places for him to hook his coat,
catch his laces on.

Head,
conjuring the image of headstone;
frozen orbs sent down sidewalks
and storm drains.


Red,
a baby measured in the bowl
of a spoon;
heart swelling inside a sternum.

This autopsy of cells:
nucleus,
dendrites,
arms of ice,

falling
to Earth
to see oneself
re-sewn.