Rum and Coke

Staring at the rim
Of a glass of rum and coke
Where temptation is a ball full of eye
And taste, heaven on tongue tip
As the glass rose and the lips lowered
There was only enough room for saliva and carbon dioxide
To crash in to each other – on the meniscus
When melancholia drowned in firewater
And the vapor of nostalgia saturated the heart
As for a demi-hour, memory lane
Was a promenade of an inebriated chamber
When footsteps tiptoed through the mist
To find a sediment of love
As a vestigial fossil

rum and coke

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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. wordpress.com/

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