Dilantha Gunawardana


The Fossil Of Love


Sitting by the serene sea side
In profound contemplation
With a medley of thoughts
Fluttering like a bevy of kites
Firmly held by the thread of reason

Yet the mind surrenders
To the dungeons of doubt
For your sparkling eyes have lost
Your inborn flair
Like fireworks dipped in water

For your cloudy eyes
Veiled by a film of fermenting hesitation
Is searching for your outlet
Your elusive chute of fate
To be summoned to greener pastures
To the endless summers
Of far-away shores

For our love is
Fading like the setting sun
Ebbing like the receding tide
To be summoned
To our own fated nightfall
When our lips will forever part
Like a melting glacier
Unhinged from a bed of rock

For love is sometimes unsalvageable
Like the sinking Titanic
Yet her legacy will perpetuate
In the deepest trenches
Of your nostalgic heart

For the impression of love
Is your heart’s true fossil
Your primordial flame

Which will remain undefiled
Even in the erosive peel of time

Submitted: Monday, July 01, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013
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