Election

Kiss

One day
Amidst the chemistry of gaze
And the anatomy of love
We simply could not weather
The monsoons within

As flood gates opened
To the overflow of the present to the future
As we made an everlasting memory
In lip-slips and tongue-slides

When two sovereignties yielded
To the perfect democracy
Of casting their vote
Through the ballot box
Of two waiting lips.

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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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