Friendship

True friendship
Does not possess trials or examinations
Neither is it feigned or coerced
It is pristine just like the sandy beaches
Porous crystals of sand that moisten to an adhesive
As time streams in, in the absence of motive or gain
Fortifying a simple truth – that blood and water are near-equals
Having the same consistency and similar viscosities
Where a distinct kind of love is found
When two bodies have no innate chemistry
Or polar bonding strength in-between
Just two souls brought together
In fate’s collision and age’s magnetism
When one compass basks in one orientation
To journey far and long to one true north
While constantly looking back and recollecting
Footmarks from a common south
Embellished with a breastful of amity
Always walking abreast
To the open breasts of time

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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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