Author: Saritha Irugalbandara

Perfect Love

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute

If it’s the truth you seek, I can only be certain of this; my love for you has changed. I have come to accept that your heart is free to find music in anybody’s heartstrings, that I’m a mere speck of stardust in a constellation of your thoughts, that I am probably not the cure…

An ode to you who has ever been compared to a flower

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When he compares you to a flower, he sees you tender and graceful against his summer breeze, he sees you alive and dancing in his soft embrace. But you, you do not need the wind to feel alive nor seasons to bloom; you are not petals or stems or metaphors, you are not a tamed…

The Drunk Poem

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

This poem has already had too much and is rapidly losing count This poem wants to believe tonight is endless and is blissfully aimless This poem believes it can dance so well You may find it waltzing between the teeming tendrils of cigarette smoke This poem can see crystal clear even though it’s had a…

Found You

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

I don’t recall how we met or when or where or why; instead I only remember finding you in a hand draped carelessly across my shoulder or between fingers tangled in my hair, on the dull, inked pages of novels I’ve read and in the sweet sonorous pauses of wishful discussions, or at the bottom…

Paris

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Paris, my love. I hate seeing you like this; bruised and dull and busy being blue, bleeding colorless woe across oceans and beyond borders. Paris, my love, I hope you can still hear me over the soundless sound of social media litany. I stand by you, so hear me. I won’t pray for you. I…

Poem at 2.30

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In the neon blue glow of my phone screen I see that the time is now 2.30 AM and this is the only thing I’ll be certain of today. I tried to sleep; tried to tuck in disbeliefs and melt the uncertainties with the warmth under the sheets, willed my lashes to lock in the…

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