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A small channel of joy in Black Mountain, NC — photography by Elizabeth Helmich

On Repeat

nature’s reprieve

Elizabeth Helmich
Aug 12, 2020 · 1 min read

She wanted to know
how it was different
this time.

It’s not, I said.
It’s exactly the same
as yesterday.

Except, yesterday
I left my thoughts
displaced there

on that rock,
and today, they’ve
turned into silver dollar

fish circling our ankles.
If you pick one up
to eat it, you’ll turn

into a snake,
and I’ll finally know
where you go

when you’re too quiet
in the mornings,
contemplating

the entire day’s
shenanigans.

Chance Encounters

visual stories of happenstance

Elizabeth Helmich

Written by

Holes and a series of rabbits — my debut poetry collection — now available! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089RRRGXX/

Chance Encounters

visual stories of happenstance

Elizabeth Helmich

Written by

Holes and a series of rabbits — my debut poetry collection — now available! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089RRRGXX/

Chance Encounters

visual stories of happenstance

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