The many identities
Of a perennial commoner
Who blooms on the peduncle
Of human palms
Providing cover for the roofless
Sanctuary for the senses
To reciprocate lip-chemistry
In the co-valency of bonds
And in those tender moments
Of cross-pollinated lips
You find the wealth of affection-grains
Stored under an umbrella silo
Feeding two hungry souls
With the staple of love.


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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