A Sonnet (First Time)

Sleep Sheets Bed Sex Feet Erotism In Love Toes

Once bitten, once cried, the heart braved
As she watches from a lonely window pane
Half-chicken crossed, to arms of the depraved 
As virtue stood corroded on beautiful lovers’ lane

Love, a foolish art, or a folly-first science
Of what it is to blossom the courage bloom
A bittersweet spell inside her freed conscience
A woman moans, inside a secluded room

In the twilight between righteous and wrong
She lets him through the holey nut
In that moment all came ashore, in an oar’s prong
Moored was her heart, to love in glut

And so, a princess became Venus too soon,
Corset saw ground, flesh flew over the moon.


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. wordpress.com/

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