Spoon

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When you’re a tiny toddler
Who’s just found his feet and bum
You learn the art of the spoon
When your mommy feeds you
And you in turn feed mommy
Just to make a mouthful stand.
A symbiosis of feeding each other
Some pureed vegetables.

And you learn later on,
That making love is no different
You carry a spoon to feed an opening
With curvier lips
And just like a gorging throat
A gap swallows it all in
And leaves a little out.

And the spoon defines you
The circus acts you pull off
The Russian roulettes
The times you’re embarrassed
When you’ve failed to launch
And the sugar rushes
Of your closing act.

And you’re spoon fed
On traditions; and what else
Is more custom-designed that the spoon traditions
You foster. The spoon is the greatest piece
Of charity ever-developed.
It makes another, sated of the
Very thing you spoon out in gratuity.

A whopping helping of love.

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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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