Festive Season

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“Festivities” is a little edition
Of a month – December – that prostrates
And extends to make little parties mushroom
In the name of the savior’s birth
When people gather around cypress trees
To give gifts as tokens of the spirit of Christmas
And giving only appreciates in the festive season
But so does inflation, when poor hungry mouths
Of non-christians, lurk through an apocalypse of price
Hoping to come unscathed
Through the skybound fireworks
To welcome a single digit change
In Anno Domini.

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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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