Imperfect Haiku Poems (To raise awareness of domestic violence)

domestic violence

Gossamer

A cardboard woman
Braving a paper moon
Torn in lip

Breaking-in

Mandible and hymen
Once border control agents
Now crash test dummies

Moon-landing

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

Fists

A perennial woman
In a geisha mask
Playing hide and seek

Battered

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

Murder

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

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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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