Sexual Orientation

ampersand

The first time you imagine a woman naked
On mental screens, is when
You realize that, a mental picture wets your
Whole body except that little place
Where the donkey is.

And that’s how you pass the test.
That you were meant to walk the straight line
And that one small room in your household
Will never welcome a ding-dong.

A room that will only know your finger and an endoscope
And when you finally have prostate cancer
Two fingers of the urologist.

And still the gay youth becomes king
A little after his 18th birthday
He coronates himself Richard the Lion Heart

And rides the hairy donkey.

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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. wordpress.com/

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