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.


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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