Dilantha Gunawardana


Vanity


Beauty
Though skin deep
Permeates
The sanctuary of the temple
To metamorphose
Man to a sentinel
Guarding his shrine of youth
Like a lioness to a den
As a soul seeping with hubris
Professes a love that transcends
Even the gaze of Narcissus
To capture on the face of a mirror
A mirage of Adonis

Submitted: Thursday, March 28, 2013
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