Dad (For Father’s Day)

Cry-baby

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
Anatomically-unbridged
The perennial biological pariah
Who will linger in silence and shade
As love’s messiah

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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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