Cyclone

Cleavage 4

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She cleans her face with soap
And an avocado facial wash
Wipes with a Kleenex tissue and applies
Some moisturizer. She embellishes
Her lips with a titian lipstick
Cheeks with skin-toned blush
And darkens her eye lashes
With mascara.

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She will walk to her man
Waiting in the lobby of the Colombo Hilton.
With the flawless visage of Helen of Troy
The tender bosoms of Venus
The taut body of Hero
The naïve heart of Juliet
The overt beauty of Cleopatra
Taller than a heeled Geisha
Donning okobos on her feet

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And lets one man disfigure,
Every fractional woman inside of her
Every endearment about her

With love.

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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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