Cutlery

KNife and fork

Have you seen
How the fork and the knife
Are arranged on a table?

It is a life lesson for us
In carpe diem.

You stab with your left,
Your weak hand, after all, you leave,
The strong hand for dissection.

And when fate lies squirming on the tip of the fork
You take the knife out and break it apart
Into so many little fragments

Each a little offering
Of blissed indulgence.

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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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