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The Moon Faithful

Kim Kadaashina

You look at the moon, just another
Selenophile, knowing a history lesson,

That Neil Armstrong, leaped
On the moon, in just one footstep,

That transformed space travel
To a new age of discoveries,

Still Michael Jackson showed us
How to slide backwards,

And still be moon walking,
A dance more popular than

The actual moon landing.
While one Kimberly Diamond,

Made the moon, larger, prettier,
Making grown men, look for the moon

In everyday landscapes, how big
Was a tradeable commodity,

Those sculpted with scant respect
To gravity, held in the horizontal,

And slowly jiggling away in the walk mode,
Giving men those precarious eyes,

That climb out of their sockets,
No longer satellite hunting,

Only orbiting a lass called Kim.
The story of how the moon came to be on earth,

And us men, in space.


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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