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Faulty – Beautiful Poetry From Dah Helmer

Sky is simmering gray
I watch it through the window
The clouds are muscular


I am a leaf
on winter’s branch
the one who shivers
like an owl

Sometimes I mask myself
so parts of me form
dazzling illusions  

If sky were cold ash
it would be my mood
a dark room
a blown bulb
that’s difficult to change

Sometimes I replace it
with a hundred-watt bright
Sadly that blows out as well
because often
my ruminations are screwed
into the world’s faulty socket

Poet: Dah Helmer 

Dah’s fifth poetry collection is Say This In A Whisper (Red Wolf Editions, 2017)
and his poetry has been published by editors from the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, China, Singapore, Spain, Australia, Africa, Poland, Philippines, and India. His poems have recently appeared in Straylight Magazine, Otoliths, The Cape Rock, Acumen Journal, Sandy River Review, Indian River Review, The Linnet’s Wings, and Junto Magazine. Dah lives in Berkeley, California and is working on the manuscript for his seventh poetry book. ‘Harbinger Asylum Magazine’ nominated Dah for the 2017 Pushcart Prize. He is the lead editor of ‘The Lounge’, a poetry critique group, and his sixth book is forthcoming in 2018, from Transcendent Zero Press.

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8 thoughts on “Faulty – Beautiful Poetry From Dah Helmer

  1. Hello Shanu,
    It’s really a great website. Let it be design, blogs and the choice of poetry, it’s all so awesome. Will keep coming back for sure. Very happy to connect.

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