Jukebox

JUke Box

The jukebox
Has 150 different records to play.
And the sound of a metal disk
Clicking into play, anticipation waves
Climbing across the collar bone
Your head above water
A woman that you had never set
Your eyes on before, contradicting
Everything you’ve ever felt before.
How easy it is for a silky love song
To beguile you to a moment
That the woman you’re with on the dance floor,
Becomes irrelevant and you’re
Dancing with the song.

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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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