You find her in that ancient
Idiom, about a juicy fruit perched
Between two trees, and a dress of a million
Sunlit eyes seemingly stitched together
And slowly undressed by knife-peel
And that succulent body is a blend of lemon and bumble bee
A tad dimmer than the Tuscan sun
Yet possessing more beef than kernels of maize
And slowly peel-by-peel, her naked body emerges
Of a far-east princess – a little bit Geisha and a lot more Mestiza
Crashing through saliva waves and crumbling to juice-puree
And when embellished with a hearty-spike of coconut cream
And a whisk of rum, you find an irresistible pina-colada
Served on a beach in Palawan or a bar in Manilla
After all this apple is simply penance in ochre
A yellow-candy stick or wedge, served as an indelible narcotic
Admittedly some skinned yellowcake
For a maxilla-shattering buccal explosion
Of nuclear taste…..


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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