TEN / Val Dering Rojas
dancing girl press, 2014
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/ .
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
places for him to hook his coat,
catch his laces on.
conjuring the image of headstone;
frozen orbs sent down sidewalks
and storm drains.
a baby measured in the bowl
of a spoon;
heart swelling inside a sternum.
This autopsy of cells:
arms of ice,
to see oneself