Eskimo Kiss

Between a frown and a smile

Between two patient eye-brows and two restless lips

Lies the distance of picture-perfection

In the proximity of two open apertures 

In the protraction of gaze

As in the juxtaposition of tip to tip, bud to bud

Rests the fragrance of familiarity

Exfoliated in an Eskimo kiss

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Author: meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, American Journal of Poetry, Kitaab, Eastlit and Ravens Perch. He mixes science with poetry for a living, when what matters is the expression of both DNA and words into something serendipitous. Although an Australian citizen, Dilantha is domiciled in Sri Lanka, his country of birth.

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