An Unbalancing Act

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My wife
She is a little bit of this and that
Asymmetrical mostly – right heavy and left light
Unlike Uma Thurman – the perfect beauty
Or a billowing Kim Kardashian
Sometimes she breathes air to my world
Like when she comes out of the shower
Or lets me squeeze a lot or pinch a little
And at times, she yells out
“Ow – that hurts” – and I wonder
How can pillows hurt or cushions cry?
After all I’m just a playing boy
Still searching for a man’s pair of boots
A stargazer who loves his pillow time
After all even if you’re not a count called Monte Cristo
Or a bloke named Tin-tin
Or even a pitch-drunk Captain Haddock
You can still find a little bit of treasure
In a larger-than-life chest.


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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