First Love (3)


Memory – a sanctuary
When small actions – a rose given on Valentine’s day
Or a kiss stolen on a back seat of a car
Streams to the mind
And we are taken on a joy ride
To where it mattered the most
When joie-de-vivre hinged
On one four-letter word

And now I look back
Through the telescope of memories
To a strange collage that falls
Like unannounced meteors
Flaring a canonical truth ……

We don’t relive our past
We relive our present in the past


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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