Love

Kiss

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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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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