The Vanishing Of Differences

Because in the beginning
we were without language
this then is the account

There were words beneath our skin
souls talking
teaching us memories of self

This is how we arrived
with a birth-cut longer than eternity

Because the gray line is without margins
black and white blend
gray becomes the image
the vanishing of differences

We have landed here from the other side
pushed together into clumps

An internationally published poet and the author of three poetry collections from Stillpoint Books, Dah Helmer’s poetry has appeared in The Sandy River Review, Stone Voices, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Orion headless, River & South Review, Jellyfish Whispers, Perfume River Poetry Review, Miracle, Digital Papercut, Knot Magazine, The Muse (India), The Lost Coast Review, Literature Today (India), Poetry Pacific (Canada), Zygote in my Coffee, Red Wolf Journal, Deep Tissue Magazine, Dead Snakes, Rose Red Review, Napalm And Novocain, Empty Sink Publishing, Acumen Journal (UK), The Cape Rock, The Open Mouse (UK), The Filid Chapbook, The Recusant (UK), the Switch (the Difference) anthology, Harbinger Asylum, The Linnet’s Wings (Ireland) and Yellow Chair Review. Dah lives in Berkeley, California, where he is working on the manuscripts for his fifth and sixth poetry books. The Translator, Dah’s fourth book, was published in July 2015 by Transcendent Zero Press. Visit:

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