Canvas

Canvas

The graffiti artist that becomes
A canvas painter, painting on
One hemp canvas, drawing
Little moments of a lifetime
Where the brim keeps getting bigger
To expand saturation point
To the de-compaction
Of every brushstroke to a degree
Where every mold of color
Becomes a strange parasite, suckling
The elan vital of memory
Through a big black hole,
To the nostalgic workings
Of a retrospect heart.

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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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