Big Bang Theory


Science and love
Are far apart, seemingly separate domains
That exist at the opposite ends
Of the universe, love is organic
Seemingly natural and forthcoming
Where as science is synthetic, lab-conjured
Simulation of the knitty-gritty,
The reductionist, the nuts and the bolts
Of the universe evolving in gradients
And in these distinct DNA of two separate worlds
You will find common ground
That lust – seemingly at first sight –
Spawns in an instant, just like the big bang theory,
It grows from something animalistic yet sacred
And love is the goldilocks planet
That ensues, a collision-conspired mass
Weighing inside a boundless universe of 21 grams
Entrapping another life form
As soul-satellite


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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