Dad (For Father’s Day)


A hero unsung in lip
Unsuckled in breast
Unpreserved in womb
The winner of loaves
In the currency of dough
Feeding love-crumbs
An unconditional donor
Of what is immeasurable
In sweat-dew’s worth
Despite the condition
Of being always
The perennial biological pariah
Who will linger in silence and shade
As love’s messiah


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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