Perhaps in this seasonal bout,
Of hay fever, you will find in your nasal voice
A cheer to spur yourself, to go out to the garden,
To see the floral display,
All of nature’s butterfly attractants
Learning that pollen is just,
The softest art of letting go voluntarily,
Using the master trickery of glue.
A tradeoff of lip-smacking honey
With grains of pollen. And in this
Duality of color and shape,
You rest in the periphery, as the only beast,
Looking at a bevy of beauties, striking poses
Suckling nectar, and all you want to do,
Is to freeze time, lock it all in,
Where time is in-sequential,
Learning the soft science of petrology
In her sedimentation onto reel.


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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