Couch Experts


We comment on the political front
And how the Sri Lankan cricket team
Could have used a third spinner
– After all we are the wiles of spin
And the yarns of spin doctors –
As we weave everything on
What the color box boxes out
Like the perfect design of peace
Or a flawless blueprint
Of environmental conservation
Yet we don’t walk out, to vote
Or to a peace rally, nor do we throw scraps of paper
To a garbage bin – agape and in greet
We talk the talk but rarely walk the walk
When our obese buttocks
Are perennially stuck to the coward’s plank
Perfecting the art of diarrhea
After all we are only potty-trained
To be arm chair critics.


Published by

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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