Light and Dark – a poem by Dah

Light And Dark

I want to measure the distance
between light and dark
between grains of sand

because it’s never enough
to simply have faith.
Pale and weary

I have taken myself apart
so many times
and cannot understand

this weakness of forgetting
that no alchemy can change.
Some memories are empty injuries

Both light and dark
are reminders of what I am
the anatomy of my existence

Dah’s seventh poetry collection is Something Else’s Thoughts (Transcendent Zero Press)
and his poems have been published by editors from the US, UK, Ireland, Canada,
Australia, Africa, Singapore, Spain, Poland, Philippines and India. Dah lives in Berkeley,
California and is working on the manuscript for his ninth poetry book. He is a Pushcart
Prize nominee and the lead editor of the poetry critique group, The Lounge. His eighth
book is forthcoming in October 2018 from Flutter Press.

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