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


Published by

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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