Hippo

hippo

Eliot compared you to the catholic church.
You’re as holy as that to the natural sciences.

A hog with an armored suit
That spends her daylight hours
Inside a hole filled with mud.
A mammoth body that idles submerged
In thick sheets of chocolaty-water.
A fat log of hog that spends
Her time in a beauty bath.

And for some people, a spa
Resonates into indulgence. Pure decadence.

And for the mud hog; it seems every day is a spa.

NOTE – Photo is a drawing by my wife Michelle

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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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