Bespectacled Aphrodite

Woman with glasses

She was the queen, the highness
My lust-compass and my pupil-dilator
As her wisdom glasses shatter
Against the cascading waterfalls of my empowered lust
And as spray-mists rise through blood tributaries
You cannot help but wonder whether the source
Of her beauty lavished in cheek bones
And jaw-angles, perfect skin and springtime lips
Could be dwarfed by paltry titanium and sheer glass
When the source of her feigned intelligence
– Eye-candy of refraction lenses –
Becomes a potent aphrodisiac and a malignant blue pill
To a self-confessed sapiosexual
After all glasses are not merely fog-lights
They too fog the misty heart


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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