On the Third Date

Dance
Don’t kiss me as yet honey,
At least not right now.
I’m not ready for your body
To comb my thickets or tip my sensors,
Nor do I wish to learn the language
Of love, this early into knowing you.
We are still buds, little closed rings of petals
That still don’t know,
The art of cross-pollination,
Just two bodies in the wind, blowing inward.
I don’t want to kiss you as yet honey.
It’s because I don’t wish for any light
Between my guarded lips, to be sealed.
I fear that, what will transpire,
Would be the need of my perfectly-placed
Fig leaf to abscise and from there on,
I fear to navigate through your waters,
I am petrified I will not be able to drop my sail,
For your body, like a brilliant lighthouse,
Blinds every cone and rod,
That convene my ocular reception,
When I will be nothing except
A beast called cyclops, with one eye popping
Out inside his bulging pants, and while near-sighted,
Throwing himself to a whirlpool, your one,
For you to drown him, all of him,
In your underworld, in that torrential
Maelstrom that love ushers in.
And what else but love – even prematurely -, can sink
A cyclopean monster, while colluding to
Flare a pirouetting tempest,
Blowing through, you through me,
Until the beast inside comes squealing out.
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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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