Aviators

Kittyhawk

Kittyhawk, North Carolina
That place where Wright Brothers

Proved the whole world wrong.
And they showed

How wingless creatures
Become floating vessels

To witness the first man-made flight,
Of how a little glider

Glided some hundreds of meters,
What took evolution, 53 million years,

Of strengthening sinews
And stitching feathers

And just like the B52, you see
Crow bombers bombing the life out,

While albatrosses dive like Concords,
And A380s make 360 degree turns

While in an office in California
A man named Elon Musk

Masterminds a space dragon to find
An exoplanet that can sustain life,

To master the spacey places
Far beyond Glastonbury,

Where Avalon still lies,
On the far edge of a dream.

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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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