Love (Yet Another Poem)

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Seemingly necessary
From the puritan to the erotic
Kiss to the bliss

And stamped by adhesives
– Palms, shoulders and lips –
Even held and rocked like a cradle
And scribbled on some post-it notes
Sticky till everlast

And that necessity
Which programs to a compulsion
Yields fiber that is drift-proof
Blind and gullible

And lithifies to
A bedrock.

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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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