Issue No. 15, Winter 2015

Change
Dah Helmer

I have already changed
as if having been broken

it was time to grow away from the living dead
to flourish to bloom

to change
as if having never been

What is in a cloud
but change

what is in light
but change

what is change
but to lie down to begin from dust

to change
as if having never been


Dah Helmer’s most recent book is The Translator from Transcendent Zero Press. His first three books are from Stillpoint Books. Dah’s poetry has been published by editors from the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, Canada, China, Philippines, and India. His poems recently appeared in Lost Coast Review, Recusant, The Cape Rock, River&South Review, Acumen Journal, Sandy River Review, Stone Voices Magazine, The Linnet’s Wings, and Diverse Voices Quarterly. Dah lives in Berkeley, California, where he is working on the manuscripts for his fifth and sixth books.