Mortal

A fetus burrows and sneaks

Through a tributary of a pelvis

And drops to earth…….

A creature that will rise and fall

Shine and fade, in revolutions of mortality

Until the cycle is broken

By one occupancy

– Of an otherwise vacant heart

For the soul to infintely surrender

To an amaranthine satiety

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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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