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To The Nefarious


The Party Pooper is the one
Who spoils the party. Fact not myth.

Sometimes we are so blinded, wearing blindfolds
We cannot see the truth at the end

Of one’s nose. Lies only make Pinocchio
And lies, next to Geppeto, looks a lot like

“Thou shall not bear false witness”
The storm-makers, they come and go

Lies hurled out with the nasal wind,
Banishing boats and boats-men,

To lonely islands. Still I will make this island
My Camelot, my utopian design,

I will come for you like the blade of the tide
Hurling giant wrecks out of the ocean floor

I will thirst for the bunched coconut fruits
Banish them like stumpy Lilliputians

The truth, my truth, comes out like an echo
Clawing every ruptured tymphanic membrane.

There are no arks for the nefarious, they are
Wiped out from history, like cowards are,

Those who loot man for no reason,
Just so that they can rule and ruin,

Brine surrounds me here, salting my legacy
Every passing word. The nefarious, will

Gloat of their petty victories, until there is no breath
To exhale. Death by pomp, is a tragic death,

When there is nothing left to regather,
But exploding organs inside a puny body,

Bursting out like a balloon parade.
Every boom, a cheer for Lucifer.


Dr Dilantha Gunawardana graduated from the University of Melbourne, as a molecular biologist, and moonlights as a poet. He currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Dilantha lives in a chimeric universe of science and poetry. Dilantha’s poems have been accepted for publication /published in HeartWood Literary Magazine, Canary Literary Magazine, Boston Accent, Forage, Kitaab, Eastlit, American Journal of Poetry, Zingara Poetry Review, The Wagon and Ravens Perch, among others. Dilantha too has two anthologies of poetry, 'Kite Dreams' (2016) and 'Driftwood' (2017), both brought to the readership by Sarasavi Publishers, and is working on his third poetry collection (The Many Constellations of Home). Dilantha’s pet areas of teaching and research, include, Nitrogen Fixation, RNA biology, Phytoremediation, Agricultural Biology, and Bioethics & Biosafety. Dilantha blogs at – -, where he has nearly 2000 poems.

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