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written by: Dilip Mohapatra



The night has its very own domain
so does the day
but the twilights fight
for their right
in both their avatars
of dusk and dawn
and claim their boundaries drawn.

They wield the labrys to cut both ways
and get branded with
pink triangles
and convert their half lives
into doubling time
and flutter their pride flag
over the rainbow.

The sun continues to ride the horizons
and cross the meridians
to define the day
and goes below to carry forward
the day to the other half
leaving one half to the night
while etching the purple Lambdas
in the space between the two.

As natural and as real
as they are.

Dilip Mohapatra

Dilip Mohapatra

MAY 2017 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Dilip Mohapatra, a decorated Navy Veteran started writing poems since the seventies. His poems have appeared in many literary journals of repute and anthologies in the English speaking world. Some of his poems appearedin the World Poetry Yearbook, 2013 and 2014 Editions. He has five poetry collections to his credit, ‘A Pinch of Sun & other poems’, ‘Different Shades’, 'Another Look', ‘Flow Infinite’ and 'Taming the Tides', all published by Authorspress India. His non-fiction book titled 'P2P nee Points to Ponder' is a departure from his poetic passion and is a collection of his musings on various managerial, social and life issues.
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