Bubble Boy

It seems
I have built resistance to everything
Like a strain of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus)
After all I’m doomed in love
Too picky and too perfectionist
Brash I think, after all Penicillin
Was invented in 1928 from petri mold
And Vancomycin is no wonder pill
But here a man stands
Unknowing that a new antibiotic
Is seemingly just around the corner
When the sickness of the heart
Bows to a lass with abundant wealth
Inside and on the out, and the
Cells of the heart are perforated
By a compound chemical called love
And all you can do is to shut off
The wretched immune system
And chose to become
A bubble boy.


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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