Claudia Serea

Late at night, the light is still on

In his repair shop,
the old man shines the shoes of the immigrants,

fixes the heels
with nails he holds in his mouth,

and glues
the broken soles.

Claudia Serea is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada, 2012), The System (Cold Hub Press, New Zealand, 2012), and A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky (8th House Publishing, Canada, 2013).