Sometimes, destinies
Are borrowed for editions of father time
Like when a one night stand
Makes synchronous waves on coconut white sheets
And leaves behind a legacy of sorts – like a star in the sky
A mere speckle in memory’s hold
And on occasion, you embark never to disembark, but you find
Sink holes and whirlpools that drain the heart’s will
And sometimes we borrow the heart for an eternity
Stamped by “I do” coupons and glittered in gold
Knowing that what was borrowed
Was not the body’s glimmer, but the heart’s appraisal
After all, we are all borrowers, of one thing or the other
When what separates each one of us
Is the lapse of borrowed time…..


Published by

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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