Fart

solitude

The smell of gases that a tiny hole throws
Is caught by the nose
A little aroma from your end-plumbing
That other noses repulse
And yours rejoice.

There is nothing remotely musical
As that little noise in your colon
Caught in a colon-burp
Accompanying a little heartbeat, a little drag of lungs
And some finger tips playing desk-music
Making a little flesh-wind instrument
Part of a small orchestra.

Some music for the silent night
Some company for the lonesome man.

 

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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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