First Love (2)



And I stood at that nagging
Feeling that creeps through the esophagus
And gives you butterflies inside the tummy
I was now 45….
Staring at an old Prefect’s Day souvenir !

And there you were, a creature of outer-grace
Who graced my heart and left an indelible mark
Before my wretched self knew
That missing someone
Could take a lifetime of longing
Squeezing your heart from all corners

And I loved you
When that word had no meaning
And falling into “something” – without knowing what !
Seemed like the only thing to do

And then and now…..
Perhaps I was culpable of always loving you
In the present tense………

Did I love you too soon?
Perhaps, I will never love you too soon!


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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