Dilantha Gunawardana


Monsoonal Metamorphosis


I waited for you
Under the cover
Of the corner bus stop
Amidst a mild downpour
From the rupturing heavens

Then you appeared
In a turquoise sundress
With a matching umbrella
In your moist palms
A world away
From your tomboyish shelf
As the mystique woman in you
Emerged like an ornate butterfly
To bedazzle my world

My gaze was fossilized
As sound evaded my lips
As they valiantly searched
For the apical concoction of words
To pay tribute
To a mortal goddess
Who surfaced from her cocoon
To cast a spell on my world

Yet my petrified lips
Would not budge
Except for a mild shiver
That infected every morsel
Of my impatient lips
Not knowing
Whether I should
Part with words
Or to hold you in my arms
Like a harbor holds a ship

As my heart groped
Blinded in a fog of confusion
You gently tugged my hand
And bequeathed an invitation
To join your quaint world

As two souls
gazed at each other
Amidst a drizzle of blessings
Seeping from the heavens
Hanging on a cocoon wall
Was a pair of jeans
And an over-sized T-shirt

A monsoonal metamorphosis
Of a pupal lass
Tiling footpaths of destiny
For a blossoming love

Submitted: Friday, June 21, 2013
Edited: Friday, June 21, 2013
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A blossoming relationship under the monsoons

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