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


Published by

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.

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