There are economics
Everywhere you search
Like a quarter pounder
For a happy meal
Or a quarter of moonshine
For a merry intoxication
Occasionally a quarter is all that it takes
To buy chocolate chip cookies
Or a subsidized soda drink
And sometimes economy
Comes down to a whole new name
Budget hotel, cheap labor, dollar shop
Or even a quickie on the back seat
Or maybe it is the fix you get
When your lips travel one inch
For one ounce of passion
In one peck of your lover’s lips
When one fragment of a second lapses
As one infinity.



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meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist, who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. Dilantha wrote his first poem at the ripe age of 32 and now has more than 1700 poems on his blog. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, Kitaab, Eastlit, American Journal of Poetry and Ravens Perch, among others. He was also awarded the prize for "The emerging writer of the year - 2016" in the Godage National Literary Awards, Sri Lanka for his first collection of poems (Kite Dreams – A Sarasavi Publication), while being shortlisted for the poetry prize. Dilantha is a dual citizen of Sri Lanka and Australia, and shares his experiences from two different cultures. He blogs at - https://meandererworld.

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