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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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. wordpress.com/

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