Aging In Imperfection

I left you…………

Your innocence – that I could have easily pounced on

Your nubile lips that taste strange from a distance

And your flawless irises that leap towards me

Yet I’m a man enfeebled by your absence

Lingering like a lonely cactus in a dessert

Soaked of the succulence of love

Hoping that the distant sun

Will evaporate every drop of moisture you left behind

Where deep within the darkness of my heart

I can picture a rare glimpse of the moon

Where you exist as a perfect circle

Far beyond my reach


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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