The forgone conclusion
Ridicules the wobbling riddle
Prelude is just a beginning
Of many, the pretenders that line up
On the heart’s stage. First date is just a duel
Of collect-me-white lies.

Man looks at the window
And shops for little gadgets with increasing memory power
And thrilling features, and yet remembers
The brick sized Alcatel that was
His first love.

Lust dons a red dress and lets it slip
To the ground to unveil a lily-white corset.

Life has so many witty clauses
In absent endings and one sentence
That completes itself on her own.

Need I say more?


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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.

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