Life

We dance

On a slanted ballroom 

Holding a creature ever so dear

Dancing round and round – in circles and squares

Stepping on familiar and unfamiliar floor tiles

Pirouetting and falting, sliding and tip-toeing

To the music of our heartbeats

Until one palpitation withers and fades

As one soul gazes far in to the lumen of time 

Into time-sketched designs of togetherness

And cherishes the choreography 

Of a most gracious fate

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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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