Dust In The Wind

I stood at the center of my universe

Grounded in thought

The wind holding me hostage

To the sweetest surrender

Like a bird held solitary to the brute force of the wind

Loneliness cramped me from ribs to vertebrae

Yet solitude leaked through every tributary

Filling empty spaces like an edema

I was clutching a moment that only an old man could feel

Lost to a long geriatric hibernation

Where age leaked from my vessel

And all that the soul could do was to sink

And hope that fate will be kinder – that this day will fade and disappear

And so will my bare sensation of breathing in and letting go

Waiting to be forgotten in time

Gliding away like the dust in the wind


Published by

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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