Cotton

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Cotton they say
Is cellulose that holds-together fabric
It too is the line and the thread
That holds the monsoon flutter of a sky-perched kite
And cotton are the bundles of fiber
That fissures out of a pod
Just like happiness bursting through muslin lips
Enlightening henna-painted irises
Bridging dream and dream runner
It is after all the purgatory
Lying between heaven and earth
Breaking the boy and making the man
One broken thread at a time.

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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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