I looked out
One window holding two others
And far far away, a dragon’s mouth
As fiery as hell’s gate
And as near perfect as a circle
Dipped to plant an orb of fire
Beneath the sea veneer
She dipped as fast as my eyes would tire
Until she was gone – from sight
When the cold frothy waves
Lost their color and fear
And begin to tumble like madmen
And the skies looked as pink as a million
Migrating flamingos
The night fleeted through
As one cyclopean eye
On the zenith of a negro giant
– The slayer of the dragon –
Which radiates like sulfur
And is applauded by
A million more glistening eyes
Watched over mankind
As they recuperated
From the merciless reign
Of a great ball of fire


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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