Clown

Kiss 2

The clown
Who dances and does
Cart wheels on a coir mattress
Glows in lust and sedates to love
Smiles ear to ear – every time one creature
Walks towards him
And paints his cheekbones with blush
That too only until she solicits a pantomime
From a perennial lip-jester
Slapping two lips to the folly and droll
Of a harlequin kiss

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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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