An Aphorism


Love is about
A naked man releasing his tension
By a hydraulic system
And planting the seed of physics
In the buoyancy of two bodies
Afloat in bliss

And all the while
The impotent man dreams of a wishbone
For a penis bone (baculum)
– Like most animals have –
To make love at will

And in that aphorism
There lies the sacred truth
That the physics of mortal love making
Is unmechanical, fluidish and beautiful
And that will always be known
As the Archimedes principle
Of one interface of flesh

After all doesn’t every orgasm
Sound like a resonant echo
Screaming of “Eureka” ?


Published by

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.

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