Depression

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Oh how the bat lives in the dungeons
Sees the dungeons
The stalagmites and stalactites – the canines of a monster –
And crashes past the murky night, in all the gloom.
Hunts the fruit in the dark.
A nocturnal feeder searching for
Her freedom from a protracted sentence.

Oh how pitiful that the day-sleeper
Knows no sunshine
Yet makes a gloomy grotto, a home
With roof above, ground beneath
Darkness abound, and gazes
From the corner of a cave opening
To see the moon. Her dream.

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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. 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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