Four Seasons

Summer shakes–
the crimson buds of June
on her fair complexion rose

Autumn falls–
swooping jays that herald dreams
as yellowed leaves swiftly brown

Winter aches–
depleted skin that cracks
from the sharp arctic wind

Spring wakes–
idle veins with blood stir again
turning pale skin gold
By Lana Bella


Lana Bella has a diverse work of poetry and flash fiction published and forthcoming with Anak Sastra, Atlas Poetica, Bewildering Stories, Calliope Magazine, Eunoia Review, Cecil’s Writers’ Magazine, Deltona Howl, Earl of Plaid Lit, Family Travel Haiku, First Literary Review-East, Foliate Oak Literary, Garbanzo Literary Journal, Global Poetry, Ken*Again, Nature Writing, The Commonline Journal, The Higgs Weldon, The Voices Project, War Anthology: We Go On, Thought Notebook, Undertow Tanka Review, Wordpool Press, Wilderness House Literary Review, and Featured Artist with Quail Bell Magazine.She resides on some distant isle with her novelist husband and two frolicsome imps.
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