I don’t know
Why I like Boxer Shorts
Maybe b’cos they are always
Brilliant and even a little too sunny sometimes
Or maybe I like the feel of cotton or satin
Brushing against my hairy thighs
Maybe I’m just Manny
Or Rocky or the weather in the month
Of May – that being a mere illusion –
Perhaps I like the air bouncing
Off through only what I, and my wife, know
Cooling the interior – After all I like my testicles
Shaken and on the rocks –
And when everything else seems like a toil or a bore
I just slip out my shorts
Knowing nakedness is just like Christmas
– A little chilly but cheery –
Until of course I feel satin rise up my legs
To welcome once again
Another Boxing day.


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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