Adam (Love in Sri Lanka)

Here in Sri Lanka Everywhere you look, there are Adams From the bridge that extends As a chain of islands, down the corridor of a peninsula Where monkeys hopped past in fable As history vouches, and deep in the south There is one giant of an Adam Basking to the flutter applause Of a million…

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Where have all the Burghers gone?

Once, in the 80s and 90s, tamils Were wiped out from the north Just like rows of banana plants Were toppled by the raging monsoon winds But then, how about shedding a tear For the wind-torn banana leaves Which were beautifully folded And embellished with spices To be given as a peace offering – Which…

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No Longer Blind (Jaffna on Google Maps)

The mapless is now the mapped The frontier has now been trekked By man and machine Where in those sweet words of “Go Ogle” You have a microscopic view Of one macrocosm – left behind Where once dirty oil-laden sweat droplets Trickled down trigger fingers As on both sides of the divide Lives were deracinated…

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