Transactions

Kissing_couple

In love……
You negotiate the chores
Who carries the frisky broom…
And who wears the flowered apron…
You make deals over the counter
Of lips in imperfect equilibrium
Transaction made by lip-smack in the absence of linger
And sometimes you haggle inside lingerie shops
And on weekday nights, when she is all withered
And a nookie is the last thing in her mind
In love, you also barter your bodies
And they call it love making in slow motion
Even in fast forward – to dress two people with happy faces
And sometimes you make book deals
And the publisher gets all the royalty
When a novella is written by tongue-nib on pink pages
Till her culmination in the final chapter
– Just about the perfect ending –
When flamingos fly far far away
Somewhere past heaven……

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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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