4th Of July

Landscape America Skyscrapers Metropolis Manhattan
Landscape America Skyscrapers Metropolis Manhattan

A celebration of all things American.
Elise Island, the Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam
Who really was a meatpacker
Called Samuel Wilson, the power
Of community and the boldness of individuality.
And in this state of affairs
Of a nation, that shepherds the world
With compass and cartography,
Of the cosmopolitism of our own morals
– Acceptance, tolerance and respect –
What echoes from the forefathers’ tongues,
Even in the present. And in this status quo
There is nothing more endearing
Than the sovereign nation of man,
A lattice of bone, protein and blood,
Concealing inside, a chamber called a human heart,
A constitution on its own right,
Which democratizes many freedoms,
Of which, love is the principal, imploring in earnest,
The right to assembly, in the
Absence of condition.

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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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