Brown Girls


They come in many forms
Short, tall, curvy, slender,
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful……..

They play, games of the flesh
Sports with no losers, they play
Like tomorrow is far away and bliss is near.
And they give their hearts
For all the wrong reasons – for the giddy
The skewed, the Venn diagram that meets
In the middle in friction, the axis of attraction,
Spinning globes in their temples
And the burn inside the wafer-thin
Crust of melanin. A species of their own.
On their own God-given right.

Brown Girls; they are everywhere
Always beautiful, always full of color
Doing what they do best;

Tanning their unguarded hearts
With brown boys.


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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