I met a woman
Who had spirits in her, wild and untamed
Who galloped like wild mares, with lips like piranhas
And I took her in, and she was only a hurricane
Storming past me without looking back
It seems the wilderness was calling her name.

Then I married a woman
Who was nearly a virgin, a woman of little experience
And on the wedding night, she made sounds only the jungle knew
It was as if there was a zoo inside her
So many caged animals, so many imprisoned beasts
Wanting to come out of their confinement
And pounce on the zoo-keeper
Holding his six-foot something flesh
As a piece of raw meat.


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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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