In Archie’s comics
Betty and Veronica
Are not just buxom creatures
But the heart’s tug-of-war
Between blonde and brunette
As man retracts in age
To be that boy once again – reminiscing
The times when a woman is more than just a woman
She is the sculpture covered in fabric
Waiting to be unveiled by mortal palms
After all they say sight of a naked lass
Is when a boy develops a taste
For some table sugar – sucrose
When his affinity for a disaccharide is
As normal as a child’s toy
When all he wants to do
Is to play with crystals of sugar
Only to find out one fated day
He is a full-blown diabetic
Needing an ounce of insulin
To oil his sweet tooth.


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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.

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