The voices beneath the façade
And ghosts flashing like light bulbs
The horizon seen through a narcotic pipe
Where creatures rise from dust and glitter
It is said that they are merely made-believe creations
Of the warped mind, yet they look at Nash
The numbers swimming in his head
And the theories that vortex like whirlpools
And in this ocean of abundant catch
They say lies a beautiful mind
Yet man is far from a mere angler of numbers
After all it is only a single digit – ‘one’
That defines man and his reason to live
His search for the ‘one’ for his soul
And realizes that all the craziness in his head
Is nowhere close to the madness of one feeling
After all, love is a psychotic episode
When you can only fall head over heels
Bamboozled by an arsenal of chemicals
To which there is no remedy or drug
Only a lifelong occupancy
Of chronic folly.



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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.

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