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


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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