The Wait

Lingering like a camel in a dessert
I knew the heat so well – the type that comes from the ambient
As the sweltering sunshine of peers –
After all love in the contemporary
Is like a jewel box where many pendants are kept
Unlike those seekers of one pearl – what will bloom
From her shell and twinkle with her eyes
And seduce with her perfect curves –
After all, I did not wait to be a star in the sky – to be achingly normal
Nor was I aiming for the moon – when the glitter would handicap me
In front of a billion pupils
I only waited knowing someday she would find me
From between her two beautiful breasts, when one spell
Would enchant me in body and soul
After all I only waited for a patent to drill for a lifetime
And just maybe – if fate is kind – extract just about one barrel
Of tanned brown gold, as a bouncing ball meets a swimmer
In one kiss of fate
When the beauty of one palpitation
Blossoms as one clump of life



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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