An Aphorism

Bathtub

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” ?

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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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