Y is for the yak who muscles up
To become a bison. Narcissus
On mirrors, the buff brawned Hercules.
Y is for yellow, from jaundice to gold
Of skin tone and glow of youth.
Y is also a little chromosome
That make the testicles sink
And the keratin sprout and a little
Soprano voice go down an octave.
And Y is only the tip of an iceberg, it is a streak
Of DNA that hides every centimeter
Of our manliness. Y is for yeti
A furred monster women just cannot resist.
Man and Y are two peas in a pod
And they say Y makes a little tadpole swim,
Impersonating a prince of earthly destiny
Who one day will coronate life


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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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