Finding Tuesday


You think of Monday
The blues, the rhapsody of anxiety
The work tumbling like the tide
The possibility of a heart attack
Or worse a stroke

[Some garlic bread please for the heart ailments]

And then you still look through the mania
Grab hold of an oar
Paddle past seconds, minutes and hours
To a place where no one can touch you


When you see feathers of a swan emerging
Beauty in all her merits.
A day, a little fatter around the waist
And slower in gait, like a café in a sleepish Sicilian town
Inviting you with some anti-pasto

At the bureau, a countdown leads to the pinnacle.

And soon at the top of the hill,
At 1 PM on a Wednesday afternoon;

Push becomes pull.


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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