A Day

Sun and moon

Just another day.
Just another 24 hour block
Of not-knowing when we will
Encounter a life-defining moment.
We look at weather forecasts
Predicting monsoonal rain,
And political analysts, clairvoyantly
Pitching the next week
And we are just stocking up
Everything; ironed shirts, diary entries
And the fridge, and out there,
On a lonely hospital bed, a dengue
Patient waits, stocking up his platelets,
To get back on the road
To that journey of life, which at its best,
Becomes oblivious of two things,
Time and space.


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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