Braced

Kissing_couple

I was a designated nerd
Who with grandpa undies
And diaphragm-line pants and shoulder pads
Worked my way to a bespectacled lass
With tawny blush spotting all over
And heart running away
Flushed my never-been-kissed lips
Down on to hers – After all no braces
Or falling gums, could keep me away
From drifting down a feeble strait

Two gummy lips bonded
While glass panes humidified
And two braces snuck beneath locking lips
To journey through one worm hole
Only to tumble head over heels
Down that black hole
We all know as love.

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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. wordpress.com/

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