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Dilantha Gunawardana


Not Just Another Kiss


A kiss
Possesses so much worth

Encroaching touch
Lingering taste
Dewy moisture
Thawing passion
Crumbling lust

A whisk of spontaneity
A lunge of the tongue
Symbiosis of the lips

Advancing, recoiling
Caught in the flow and ebb
Of vermillion tides
Intercourse of the lips

Perennially pristine
And ageless
Not sought by the lure of the dollar

Gratuitous to the grantee
No ownership or entitlement
Epitome of mortality

Rising knees
Reflexive palms and sweaty tips
Maddening heart beats
Blinded eyelids
And salivating ducts

Prelude to the sordid
To symphonies of sin
Yet undefiled by her company
And free of labels and overtones

A perennial symbol
Of farewells
Even beginnings
The quintessential symbol
Of terminals
And platforms
Eternalized in times of war
And on sinking passenger liners

The currency of love
The passport to bliss
And all her tokens

And apically
To the feeble mortal
She is the passage of trust
The glow of honesty
The bedrock of fidelity

Yet to untrained virgin lips
She will always be
A fabled mortal myth

Submitted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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