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.


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. wordpress.com/

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