Dilantha Gunawardana

An Einsteinian Clown - Poem by Dilantha Gunawardana

His heart was a journeyman
A gypsy that went from thought to thought
A bit mental they said, as mad as Einstein’s hair
But brilliant as the masala madness covered
Within convoluted knots of grey and white matter
He was trafficked with bipolar phenomena
The radiant flashes of lightning and the noisy bursts of thunder
Dichotomy only a mind warped
By a checkerboard of genes could foresee
And one day like the headlights that flash
To warn the incoming traffic there is a breakdown of an engine
He wore a clown’s suit and bought a happy meal
And solved the unsolvable puzzle of happiness
And it was a case of e=mc2
Simply how fast light travels in a vacuum
Like the human heart void of hope
As he dripped himself in kerosene and lighted a match
And watched fire frazzle as a flame
Until bonded atoms were sheered
As life faded to sheer relativity
As a clown converged with an egghead
When the final moments of life
Was like a happy meal of genius leaving behind an aftertaste
Of blissful nirvana

Topic(s) of this poem: suicide

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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