the crimson buds of June
on her fair complexion rose
swooping jays that herald dreams
as yellowed leaves swiftly brown
depleted skin that cracks
from the sharp arctic wind
idle veins with blood stir again
turning pale skin gold
Lana Bella has a diverse work of poetry and flash fiction published and forthcoming with Anak Sastra, Atlas Poetica, Bewildering Stories, Beyond Imagination, Buck-Off Magazine, and many others. She resides on some distant isle with her novelist husband and two frolicsome imps.
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