Water Melon

watermelon

On rafts we paddle
To a rift in the time axis
While the tendrils of a watermelon creeper
Carries a perfectly ripened pink medulla
Inside a mammoth green orb

A Reminder to the onlooker
That the fame fruit is heavier
On the enfeebled shoulder
Than Atlas’s globe

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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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