Too many words
Unspoken, unfelt, undermined
You skim like glaze on skin
You bury inside a worm hole
And still in absentia of soul-works
And heart-chemistries
You find the grind, the twist, the torque
Voiding that boggling feeling.
And that feeling can suckle
Moisture from a deep aquifer
Of sometimes lost
And forgotten collectibles
And the moment, when the source
Of nostalgic retrospection
Is sprinkled out through
The porthole of an eye,
With no forewarning,
You know implicitly that
Truth is the levy you pay
To be in love.


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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