Poetry by Kelana C. Johnson

Poetry by Kelana C. Johnson

by Kelana Celine Johnson

The Fate Of The Olive Tree

Die
Immortality is for Olive trees
that have bent to the world’s
Weight for too long with
bark twisted afraid to face
fatality half dead with years
and years and years ahead

Die alive with your
head held high
enough to die
getting your point
across. Die Facing
the world with your back
to the end.

Die and keep going.


Estranged Love

There is a man in the window
and I am a girl in the doorway
waving while the wind
sways our intentions to
one another. We stare off
into the apparatus that
separates us. Space. Time.
Jaded with an affection that
has been ruined by anonymity.
Dangerous world that separates us
hoping the window and the doorway
were not so few and far
in between


Stop Playing With Me.

I watched as a lizard chased itself into a hidden
secret
place.
And reemerged to see that it was alone
again.
That is you hiding yourself
And peeking to see if I am still near.
I am still here.
Stop playing with me.


Kelana Celine Johnson is a Los Angeles based poet and English literature student at California Statue University, Dominguez Hills graduating in the fall. She takes inspiration from the city, from her travels, and from herself. The stories she’s told, the stories she’s heard, and the many lives she’s led in her 26 years has brought her poetry to life. With work, school, and life, she is struggling to not become a disgruntled, discouraged writer. She is currently spending her time in Tufo, Italy this summer to focus on the writing process. In all her life she has wanted nothing more than to write.

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