My Spring-cess

Like a heart in solitude

That was defrosted from a cold spell

Your presence melted the ice crystals

Until all of me was basking in your warmth

Like the midnight sun

You vanquished my darkness

And held me till every filament of muscle

Was kindled in a single flame

You, the selfless creature

That evangelized my loneliness

With your heart’s scripture

Where I lie now, a boy standing in front of a girl

Gazing at two maple drops

On vanilla snow caps

Wondering why the gods of fate were so kind

To banish my winter

With the first ray of sunshine

Of an endless spring


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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.

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