War

Ak 47

Sometimes
We are separated by guns
And borders, troops on petrol
And at times, we are prisoners
Of history, hunting our own piece
Of staying power
Of legacies that are born, of seeping sweat
And perhaps a pint of blood
And sometimes what separates us
Is just a film of melanin
Or the length of facial hair
Or the absence
And occasionally we make abominable war
And not an edition of love
Hinged on a puny snippet
Of foreskin.

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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. wordpress.com/

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