Ethnic Harmony


How slippery is the black tea
That slips out of a tea bag
And loses her dark tone
And how smooth
Is the white milk that dissolves
And loses herself, diluting color
And how beautiful is a cup of tea
Where black and white blend
To one consistency – in one twirl of the spoon
Making whirls, becoming one flesh
Where color has no value or power
And love lives as a mullato child.


Author: meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, American Journal of Poetry, Kitaab, Eastlit and Ravens Perch. He mixes science with poetry for a living, when what matters is the expression of both DNA and words into something serendipitous. Although an Australian citizen, Dilantha is domiciled in Sri Lanka, his country of birth.

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