Strong Current – Dah Helmer

(After Trump)

This latest disappointment

a flare of rancid diction  
such bitterness
spoiling the world
He thinks we’re his people

With despicable barking
his dog-language
skins the purity
of human ethics
of human goodness
We the people must lay traps
or corner this animal
in the dirt it rose from
stack it
in piles of its own rubbish   
then take it to the river
The current is strong
it hisses with resistance
with the power of unity
It will draw the beast under
pull it to the ocean
feed it to the sea snakes

Dah’s fourth poetry collection 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., U.K., Ireland, Canada, China, Philippines, Spain,
Australia, Africa and India. His poems recently appeared in Straylight Magazine,
River & South Review, The Cape Rock, Acumen Journal, Sandy River Review,
Indian River Review and The Linnet’s Wings. Dah lives in Berkeley, California where
he is working on the manuscripts for his fifth and sixth poetry books. ‘Harbinger
Asylum Magazine’ has nominated Dah’s poem “Some god” for the 2017 Pushcart Prize.

2 thoughts on “Strong Current – Dah Helmer

  1. In general, I’m not a political poet, so this may very well be
    my one and only artistic contribution to resisting Fake 45.

    I’m ecstatic that it is published by B.A.D. Press.

    Enjoy, or not,

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