Anniversary

In each milestone

There are yester-memories spilling over

And future mementos gently sculpted in deed

And in this beautiful source

Of retrograde transport and anterograde promise

Lies the interface of the present

That pledges to fill a vacancy

In the fluidity of thought-dynamics

Where in each collage of reminiscences

Are both footprints and footsteps

In the sheer security of the past

And the empowring freedom of an open road

Staring at both ends from a vantage point called today

Where in loving one creature

In the absence of clause or condition

Rests an eternal alloy that fuses the past to the present

Where opposites attract

And fools in love seldom disagree 

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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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