Round and round
Like a merry-go-round
Is a top-heavy and bottom-light top
That will usher in a carousal
Of rebirth and renewal

When prima ballerina
Will pirouette in perfect circles
In her candy-floss skirt, until it’s time to let go
– To escape from the ouroboro
Of cyclic metamorphosis –

When pendulums arrest
And clocks freeze
And there will only be the endless lull
Of infinite freedom

In solvation of solute.


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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