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 


Author: meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, American Journal of Poetry, Kitaab, Eastlit and Ravens Perch. He mixes science with poetry for a living, when what matters is the expression of both DNA and words into something serendipitous. Although an Australian citizen, Dilantha is domiciled in Sri Lanka, his country of birth.

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