Dilantha Gunawardana


Casanova Complex (Janus)


A string of lies, fabricated
By remorseless lips
To maroon passengers of life
In the dire labyrinths of kismet
As the Daedaliean touch encroaches on wedded life
In the midst of gifts exchanging hands
Even amidst the synthetic fervor
That narrates mechanical escapades
Where sensuality is lost to tides of deception
While residual hope flickers like a monsoonal flame
As lies are carried forward by a man in a mask
An angel with a shimmering halo to his kith and kin
Yet a duplicitous Casanova wielding an artillery of wile and wit
Practicing the art of betrayal to a trusting gender
As he leaves bevies of goddesses
Parting with torrents of tears
In moments that shatter one’s existence
As hyaline life fractures to the hammer of lies
Yet he walks indomitably, like a king on horseback
Sans a speckle of remorse for his actions
A man with two faces
Janus, the god of the past and the future
Holding a journal with a black cover in hand
Gazing at the endless horizon
From his vantage point of a hotel room…......

Submitted: Saturday, April 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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