Michael Jackson


The legacy of a man
Of two skins
Of two poles
Of two shoes

And one moon
Where he walked on
With glide, poise and steal.

Talent is not how you
Make a crescent, a circle
It is not how you make jaundice, gold
It is how you pour
Moonbeams into a million hearts
Moons into meniscuses of eye-curvature

And do moonwalks;

Effortlessly making promenades
To the infinitude of time.


Author: 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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