Elegy on Life

Mayonaise
On the forefront, the liberals
Were barricading the conservatives
Keeping them prisoner, while they
Strut their commandment-less lifestyles
On the passenger catwalks
There were anorexic models, only bone
And no flesh, just like their stubborn resistance
To tradition and no growth of flesh
To insulate the warmth of the heart
 
And just like “Pret-a-porter”
They walk naked, after all they say “anything goes”
Even lips that have kissed throngs
And don’t remember the fragrance
Or the taste of lip-traditions
Or the prostitute’s song that got
Lost somewhere in inter-galactic spaces
Far beyond memory’s capture
 
And as time goes on – just like cloud formation
There will be a blanket sweeping above
The human population, seemingly a salad now
And they say creamy Mayonnaise
Is a cold saturated dressing
 
Just like frostbite inside the conscience….
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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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