Imperfect Haiku Poems (To raise awareness of domestic violence)

domestic violence


A cardboard woman
Braving a paper moon
Torn in lip


Mandible and hymen
Once border control agents
Now crash test dummies


She had the pout
Lips that broke like china
In to an impact crater


A perennial woman
In a geisha mask
Playing hide and seek


The wife finally becomes Juliet
On the scenic balcony
Of the Golden Gate


The never-ending story
Of a moth to a flame
Sister of Icarus

The ‘S’ Word

She thought it was surrender
He saw it as submission
It was only sadism


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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