The most colorful homonym
In the English language
Is a commonplace three-letter word
For a homosexual, which dwarfs even the happy smurfs
And makes straight an unbent vertebrate
Who loves the juxtaposition
Of blissful asymmetry

And we all have one sought-after dream
To be colonized by one feeling
Happy and perhaps even over-enthuse,
Spilling over, flooding streets that we journey on
To make a bonanza called love
A harvest of deed

And gay will always be a homonym
Of endearment and for the straight man
It will always mean a smile on his face
And for the love-struck homosexual
It is a smile with a twinkle
Blooming effortlessly
From head to toe.


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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