Ring Finger

Daniela & Frank's Gorgeous Cambridge Mill Wedding, Anne Edgar Photography
Daniela & Frank’s Gorgeous Cambridge Mill Wedding, Anne Edgar Photography

You find the ring finger
A little stockier, and impractical,
Nature’s unhelpful digit that makes
Locomotion a little half-hearted
Perhaps even outright lazy. And yet that
Idle stub that lazes to the busy-bodies
Surrounding her, is where
A centerpiece stands in all her glory.
A ring that falls two thirds of the way
And capsizes in her waist
Marking a milestone, when two
Natives of the land, partake a contract
To weatherproof emotions
With care and giving. A fat ugly stub
Of flesh, preserving a bond to eternity,
In embellished gold.

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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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