Dilantha Gunawardana


The Septum


The walls between our lips
Have not been erected by aversion
For each of us is a child of time
Beckoned by the exactitude of age

For nubile lips are shaded
By the shadow of Lolita
For age compares like the essence of color
Black and white on a checkerboard
Living in harmony and not in sin

For I am old man, a wilting flower
And you’re the butterfly that tempts my lust
For beneath the soul of every sugar daddy
Lies a temponaut of the flesh, a dreamer shriveled by age
Where shame leaves her trail as footprints of infamy

The septum of time cannot be bridged by age
For what is lost escapes man
As he surrenders to the wisdom lines
For man is a passenger of age
And not a traveler of time

Submitted: Friday, March 28, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 28, 2014

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Poem on a relationship between a 19 year old girl and a 55 year old man

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