the helix

the helix
note to self

from spiraling galaxies to
our own strands of DNA
weather formations and
climbing jasmine, mollusk
shells and sunflowers, all
are grounded in helices—

patterns, metaphorical
or physical, that come
then come again but
in a new way, they seem
based on the helix, too

a pleasing shape
strong and soft with
a bit of a twist—
consciousness playing

2022 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.