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…


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. wordpress.com/

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