MS Windows Ver. Photosynthesis

In machine code
Of an operating system
Is an intricate set of operations
In forward flow – fine-tuned by evolution
Like the program called sunlight
Downloaded from the heavens
And run as lines of code

After all
The enigma of what is
Sun-powered and water-harvested
Is only an operating system
Named photosynthesis
Which boots life
To the turquoise sphere
Of a pirouetting Gaia.


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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