He and She (Fictional)


He felt the stubs on his face
And squeezed his gravity-prone testicles
He knew they were going to come off with time
And those pink Avirate bras would be perfect fits
And a G-string would carve an enticing whale tale

Jorgenson’s ghost was now murmuring sounds
It was a song that was castrating him
And he could feel a scalpel snipping through

His world would take a 180 degrees turn
Still he would always be that inferior woman
A bridesmaid but never the bride
One who could never sport a tampon or a hymen
Or a mucus plug, or squirt out colostrum

And perhaps that baby doll she will wear one day
Would make her that perfect Barbie Doll
Like a little girl staring at a mirror at her first doll
And accessorizing her with little frocks
And that perfect life would be hers now
Only if Ken would keep quiet
Screaming from inside – looking for some attention

And he knew that it was a two-fold chimera
Circadian as day and night
And he knew, she too, that maybe
Ken and Barbie were meant to be always together
– seemingly the Air Jordans were as important as high heels –
Beauty one day and beast the next

And life would always be extra colorful
Two-fold enriched than anyone else’s
And that childhood room he grew up in
Always appeared stunningly beautiful

With blue walls and pink roofs.


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. wordpress.com/

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