Estuary – Girl you are a woman now !

Pure-bred heart

Was darkened by the umbra of temptation

To yield to a moist fantasy

Time-ensued, sin-imbued, and out-lasting bliss

Where girl and woman met at an estuary

As freshwater was salted by the inflow of brine

While the ripple of a river pledged her body

To the tide of the ocean

Where sin flows and ebbs as the wind rises an octave

Where a girl’s essence dilutes

To the infinite possibilities

Of her body’s empowerment  – like the wrath of the waves

Crashing and crumbling in undulating desire

Yet harboring one glorious secret – what silently cries to be unveiled in time

A buxom woman of the seven seas

Waiting for the arms of serendipitous fate

To be desalinated

By the truest source of love

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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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