Sleeping with a Bipolar Woman

I wait………

For the moon to rise every twilight

Your selenic eyes that cry out for me

And your body that searches for me

And your soul that cradles me

As I linger on as a perennial moon gazer, in my night vigils

Unstitching every thread of you

Making love to every inch of you

And holding on to every ounce of you

Staring at a different you every passing night

Drowning in your perfect imperfection

Yet floating to the maddening waves

When my hull crashes into her splinters 

Healing what is left as drift wood

Where every moonlit night passes with a memory

Of healing to the storming disease 

Of sexual bipolarity


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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