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A negligee on a mannequin,
How a piece of lingerie
That will see the stitch of a woman’s body, 
Stares from her pedestal in a shop,
A lone corner where a scarlet
Red baby doll, states her claim
To be bought and paraded.
How a piece of clothing, that is
Both a harbinger, and an invitation,
Toying with a woman’s heart,
To let her become as sweltering as
The tropics, how every piece
Of lingerie is as easy as a Commodore’s
Song, on a Sunday morning,
How a woman’s dream, stands alone
Like a lantern, through tinted
Glass; the glow of skin, the radiance
Of a woman, whose one piece
Baby doll, waits for the moment
To orbit her own ankles. How all it takes is
For two strings to slip down shoulders,
And befall to the pull of gravity,
While a moment, when she feels the cold December air,
On her naked body, and she raises
Her ankles and climbs out
Of a floored garment, a piece of lingerie,
That is, one moment, an invitation,
And the next, a facilitator,
How musky odors emanate, as love
Burns like a wildfire, while a piece of lingerie,
Now a voyeur, looks on the from
The bedroom floor, shaped in the form,
Of a halo or bagel, as if an angel
Had fallen from grace. How
All it takes is an orbital of lace,
To make her navigate another body,
With no compass, only the blurring
Eye, embracing the plume in front,
How pealed lingerie, is like
A bird skinned of her bloated plumage,
Breaking the hold of hypothermia,
Insulating her body with an incandescence,
Decorating her skin with the thermostat of a man;
A fashion, that will always remain,
Pret-a-porter; ready to wear.


Dr Dilantha Gunawardana graduated from the University of Melbourne, as a molecular biologist, and moonlights as a poet. He currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Dilantha lives in a chimeric universe of science and poetry. Dilantha’s poems have been accepted for publication /published in HeartWood Literary Magazine, Canary Literary Magazine, Boston Accent, Forage, Kitaab, Eastlit, American Journal of Poetry, Zingara Poetry Review, The Wagon and Ravens Perch, among others. Dilantha too has two anthologies of poetry, 'Kite Dreams' (2016) and 'Driftwood' (2017), both brought to the readership by Sarasavi Publishers, and is working on his third poetry collection (The Many Constellations of Home). Dilantha’s pet areas of teaching and research, include, Nitrogen Fixation, RNA biology, Phytoremediation, Agricultural Biology, and Bioethics & Biosafety. Dilantha blogs at – -, where he has nearly 2000 poems.

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