Love At First Sight

Kiss 5

Could I?
Know your name, your identifier,
Your dignity without human labels?
The good name?

So that I can live inside you
Like a yeast cell that will pass his
Days leavening all your feelings?
Boosting your wealth with the little deeds
I do, to preserve us, and
How you reciprocate me with tenderness.

Can I erase any decimal possibility of Godspeed
From our accidental meeting?
And caress your godsend lips with a vow,
In silence and surrender

That will never go, out of fashion.

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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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