Queer

adam-and-steve

Adam and Steve
The warriors of a de-facto war
The pink flowers with anthers and pollen
That will never procreate
Possessing only the democracy
Of playing games of recreation
In half-lit rooms.

And the queer rebel
Through manifold pupils
To erect a foundation on rods and cones
Of the sheer beauty of perfect symmetry
Of ampersands and hyphens
Connecting perfect halves
In the hands of a gender-blind cupid

To let Steve – in plain sight,
Chew an apple,
That Adam owns.

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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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