Analgesia

Night loomed on open pupils

Kites descended on naked dunes of sand

Umbrellas folded in to lovers’ wrists

As the sun absented the horizon

………

Amidst the loss of color and light

Amidst the retreat of man; and the recline of nature

Was one redeeming grace

In an all-giving act of endearing philanthropy

………

Where a perfect circle bared her soul

Sedating the onlooker

With an ounce of morphine

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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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