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Time is a predator
Tick-tock is how it’s spent
Until the thread is visibly shorter
Than the mind ever imagined

A carcass awaits every dream
Where vultures assemble to feed on the cynicism
Of what was left behind

And only the memory of youth is
Left fossilizing

As bone.

 

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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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