The Liberal


You do not see the other half, the inner orbital
The holiness of scripture, the conjecture of prayer
Or the riddle of the holy-ghost

You ridicule everyone with a faith
And take aim at children at heart
Flooding innocence in a watershed
Of ill-words and profanities.

It’s easy – and convenient – to forget that
When you were a child, monopoly was a game
And now in adulthood, monopoly can only be
The inner workings of a bigot’s mind.


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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