Flowers (To Orlando)


In the war
Between haves and have-nots
Of a license to make-love
Lies an awakening of consciences
When only our heirloom
Holds the branding iron, tattooed by burn-ink
As on gender-less plains are many hued blooms
Of symmetry and asymmetry
Equally beautiful and equally hand-picked
By tender palms of kismet
To embellish and beautify
A piece of furniture
With a blossom of sin.


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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