First Love

Window Woman

I stood at the verge of history
Gazing at your visage ripple to a smile
The lass that I swam towards that fated day
Who fossilized inside my rib-cage

And now I’m the mad man
Searching for that missing link
From where creatures with wings evolved
The plumage, the color and the song

You, that baffling species
Of my still-convoluted hope
In my home-schooled science
Of ornithology

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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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