Paper Coffin

by Valentina Cano

She planned a burial in origami.
Folding, unfolding sheets.
Imagining the tight, crispness
of cold corners,
the contrast to her days
of television static
and the rows of meal after meal after meal.
All of it pressed back
by a ninety degree angle.
The world folding away
from her eyes.

Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time writing or reading. Her work has appeared in Exercise Bowler, Blinking Cursor, Theory Train, Cartier Street Press and many more. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Web and the Pushcart Prize. You can find her here: