Kalyna Review

Lana Bella

About the author


A Pushcart nominee, Lana has a diverse work of poetry and fiction published and forthcoming with over 150 journals, including a chapbook with Crisis Chronicles Press (Winter 2016), Abyss & Apex, Chiron Review, Coe Review, Foundling Review, Fourth & Sycamore, Harbinger Asylum, Literary Orphans, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry Quarterly, William Jessup University, and elsewhere, among others.


Lana resides in the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam, and the US, where she is a wife of a talking-wonder novelist, and a mom of two far-too-clever frolicsome imps.



My eyes glance here

for a moment to watch

the last snow fall

before I leave Manhattan

on a transatlantic flight;

ignoring all the passerby,

dwarfed by the skyscrapers

and slate sky above,

my feet walk onward,

hands brush gently against

the neglectful bodies and

prominent lights,

as my shadow casts in line

across Central Park

then out the Central Park Zoo,

looping back to Fifth Ave

where the Pierre Hotel

once lodged my recent stay.