Till Death do us Apart

Wedding Dress

The discoloration
Beneath your maple brown eyes
– Embellished with sketches of artery trees
That grew on an alabaster backdrop –
As tears allayed your pain
Painting coronas around your eyes
In smudges of life ink

I will press my nose against yours
And close your eye-lids
As my lips converge in gap-closure
And kiss-chemistry
Grazing underneath your honey-glazed eyes
Navigating your darkness

– For your eye-halos need no moisturizer
Or a miracle revitalizer…..-

Only the exfoliant of love
Relayed in lip-forage, pealing your yesteryear
Tinting your eye-shadows
With peroxide kisses…


Author: meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, American Journal of Poetry, Kitaab, Eastlit and Ravens Perch. He mixes science with poetry for a living, when what matters is the expression of both DNA and words into something serendipitous. Although an Australian citizen, Dilantha is domiciled in Sri Lanka, his country of birth.

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