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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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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