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.

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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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