Rehymenation – A Prayer


The confessional
Is like a rehymenation ward
Where putrid sin is vanquished
To the renewal of Aurora’s dawn
Which eventually (with time) heats up
To scorching Ra and at the strike of noon
Clothes come off, when the glare
Is as blinding as the awoken bliss
Quaking out from the epicenter
And that fault seemingly is
Once again cracked and torn
Like a redundancy-prone membrane
That needs a little bit of glue
To reglue-together
A rare fabric called virtue…


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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