Gay Man in Love

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Beauty is not always right,
Not always symmetrical, never always a gaze
At what you don’t possess,
And the other does. Beauty is more
Obvious, stranger, mirroring
A sculpture that can never be paired
In mythology or inside the pages of the bible,
But lives in the souls of those,
Who drift from the time-eroding institutions
Of gender relations, to witness,
How on the top of a pseudostem
One can house a banana heart,
Which in the stranglehold of a feeling,
Preserves a long-lived tradition
That rarely sums up to an eternity,
But is protracted to a lengthy lease.
And a plant that bears water-lodged leaves,
And has no worth for seeds, can be
Seen swaying in the mildest mistral,
Opposing a careless myth, manifesting
The beauty of what it takes,
To love and be loved, as a perennial.
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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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