Elephant Trails

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From the stubble and the rubble
Through accidents and interventions
We make elephant trails of the heart
The meaningful and the meaningless
Gallows and open latches
Memories and the hard-to-remember
The foregone conclusions and rudimentary lessons
Wildfires and long hibernations
Dormant tinder and germinating spores
The crossfire of lust and scrambled compasses
And through it all, we walk tall as elephants
Through corridors of time, searching for the elephantine
To abandon our paths of convenience
To answer to that one echoing call
Of a larger-than-life creature
Domesticate the undomesticatable.


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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. wordpress.com/

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