Soccer

The gifted
The Messis and Ronaldos
In a waltz of the talus
Metacarpals and phalanges.
When the choreography
Of feet, running rings around
A ball, a few inches in diameter,
To the fleet-footed music
Of foot chemistry,
When the world is at your toes
And the love of a game makes
Paupers of an island nation
Titans and Olympians,
Stranded on two arcs,
That defies everything, including gravity
To beautify an amphitheater
With the thunder of a kick
Lightning of speed,
And silky finesse
On toes.

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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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