Dilantha Gunawardana


A Second Bite Of The Cherry


Love erodes
Like the rudimentary soil of the badlands
Film by film of porous soil
Pealed by nature's wrath
As the ruthless winds of change
Whisper to the unsuspecting heart
Insipid truths and lethal lies
To engineer the decay of a profound fondness
As their marriage is pealed like an onion
To an entombment of residual hope
Their youthful love was a classical old-fashioned story
As two destinies magically convened in their freshmen year
His heart was as gentle as cotton wool
Her soul was as vivacious as the Indian Ocean
A perfect congruence of Yin to Yang
Yet their love is fading now like dew cover at sunrise
Waning to the silent voices that whisper
Deep within the soul
As they take solace every Thursday
On a burgundy leather couch
In the company of a mind healer
Hoping for a miraculous intervention
To regain their freshman magic
A second bite of the cherry
To reconcile with an all-consuming love

Submitted: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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