A Neil Diamond Song (Girl You Will Be A Woman Soon)

They say beneath the peel
Within the tangy pulp
Of an unripened and unmatured mango
Are abundant reservoirs of starch
Broken down by enzymes
Churning sugar after sugar
Until she metamorphoses from pallid flesh
To a rosy and ripened medulla…..
Bearing a body of a thousand pleasures
Each woven with the thread of bliss

Is there anything as beautiful…….
As a perennial woman, surfacing through
The mantle of age?


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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