Egg Boy


I took out a bottle of fizzy water
Cream Soda it read, a creamy appearance
With a whisk of olive green
Sparkling, bubbly yet not as effervescent
As the foreign invaders – Coca Cola or Sprite
I gulped down one mouthful and felt the winter tide
Smack against buccal walls and the esophageal tract
Billowing waters wiping clean the thirst
And cooling the scorching heat
I felt the sails rise like Einstein’s hair
And the vertebral mast strengthen
And St Elmo’s fire burning on top
As I found myself back to the library
And blazed my eyes on a science book
To quench my real thirst
To be a mere morsel of Albert
To blaze one streak of brilliance
Unfound in manuscript or parchment
When the boy becomes a man
Unworthy of any theory
Of relativity.


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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