April 11, 2017

සබඳකම්






































































The Affair

He had a way of looking at the clock
when he arrived,


while undressing. She never
looked at the clock,


knew he’d leave
after an hour or two


and his fetish
was a way of letting her understand


he’d be home
as usual, for dinner.


Still, this was safe,
they could go on for years —


wait, phone-call, visit.
Not enough, but it was something.


How little, she realised one day
when he sent her flowers,


remembering her birthday
and she cried

-Katherine Gallagher

දිනමිණ, වසත් සුළඟ 11/04/2017 

4 comments:

  1. Beautifully translated with all the feeling in it <3

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  2. ස්තූතියි-සුමුදු, WMK,හිරණ්‍යා :)

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