Sexual Incompatibility


They are perfect for each other
Two love bugs imbued with one feeling
Nectarine eyes dripping with honey
And yearning to pollinate
A love like no other
In forbearance and remembrance
And they took the plunge
Down the water hole of time
As they found each other
In the currents and counter currents
Of everything the body could muster
And the heart could saturate
Yet with time, the holes appeared
As in that wonderful axis
Of man and woman – north and south
There was a dearth of polarity
When two bed bugs learned
That they both had termite mandibles
And elastic frog tongues
After all love is a polar solvent
That dissolves two chemicals – testosterone and estragon
To the flesh of one and in that haunting absence
Two people gaze at each other
And make love, knowing
That they are both willing servants
And no one is the baron or the duchess
Of another’s piece of land
When two serfs crash but not burn
To neon streaks of an apolar love
Falling from the sky.


Published by

meandererworld (Dilantha Gunawardana)

Dr Dilantha Gunawardana is a molecular biologist, who graduated from the University of Melbourne. He moonlights as a poet. Dilantha wrote his first poem at the ripe age of 32 and now has more than 1700 poems on his blog. His poems have been accepted/published in Forage, Kitaab, Eastlit, American Journal of Poetry and Ravens Perch, among others. He was also awarded the prize for "The emerging writer of the year - 2016" in the Godage National Literary Awards, Sri Lanka for his first collection of poems (Kite Dreams – A Sarasavi Publication), while being shortlisted for the poetry prize. Dilantha is a dual citizen of Sri Lanka and Australia, and shares his experiences from two different cultures. He blogs at - https://meandererworld.

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