The First Kiss Under Misletoe

Gazing at the wreath that lied above

I stood semi-bent on my knees

Wanting this bare moment

To be filled with lip-moisture

And then you healed me

Of my sin of being a leper on my lips

As you kissed me playfully

And in that instant

Every fiber of mine thawed and melted

As I was healed of my lip leprosy

But now I was a leper all over

Dripping with lust


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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