Michael Jackson

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The legacy of a man
Supposedly
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.

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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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