A lifeline that was abridged
In the ghostly silence
Between exhale and absence
In that very moment
When technology fragments
The divine clay of providence
In one ghastly act
Lies the interface of machine and man
Deconstructing a bastion
Enclosed in an arras of skin
When the gap between Osama and a child
Is the height of span and the length of beard
And a farewell journey
To the opposite ends of the universe


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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