Faline The Doe 2


I don’t miss
A stranger’s warmth, all the scandalous
Myths around one nights stands
And rendez-vous in cheap motel rooms.
I’m not one for concubines or de-facto, as law claims
The contractless partnerships.
I will never fill pockets of flesh-lined
Compartments of a graceful gender
Just to score or to tick a mark
On pages of my absent history.
It baffles me that people do not
See the road not taken was never an option
It was just a path with noxious weeds
In the absence of abundant harvests
I do miss a little thing or two though
In plain hindsight. What would have made my life perfect,
Are a bigger pair of buttocks
And lush D-cups paraded by my wife’s
Still plentiful boastings.
After all, I only searched for perfection
Not in the numeracy of a gender
Only in one woman’s anatomy.


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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