Girl Next Door

I saw rainbows around your eyes

And pink skies on your cheeky hemispheres

I could see your glittering sequin sari

Embellished with loops of embroidery

I gazed at your pitch black hair fall like a waterfall from heaven

And your forehead adorned with a crimson moon

I saw everything I had failed to see before

Yet from somewhere deep within my lustful heart

I searched beneath your masquerade 

Quelling every inch of woman in you

To appease a quivering heart

With an ounce of familiarity


Author: meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, American Journal of Poetry, Kitaab, Eastlit and Ravens Perch. He mixes science with poetry for a living, when what matters is the expression of both DNA and words into something serendipitous. Although an Australian citizen, Dilantha is domiciled in Sri Lanka, his country of birth.

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