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written by: Dilip Mohapatra



The voices may but lips don't lie.
They may just be a peck on the cheeks
to spark that tingling sensation
or just to greet in affection.
They may be planted on the
foreheads cursorily
just as a starter or to pass on your blessings
and when they touch the hands
in reverence in adoration in awe
they speak the sweet language
of admiration and gratitude.

When they lock themselves
with another pair
in an osmotic ecstasy
they exude a carnal
and temporal burning desire
yet moist with part love part lust.
Deep devouring and invasive
never dishonest
they elevate you close to divinity
into a sublime trance and push you
across to a desperate needy edge.

Dilip Mohapatra

Dilip Mohapatra

MAY 2017 / JAN-FEB 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Dilip Mohapatra (b.1950), a decorated Navy Veteran started writing poems since the seventies. His initial foray into the world of literature was through poetry workshops in college and inspirations from his teacher Jayanta Mahapatra, an acclaimed poet in contemporary English. His poems have appeared in many literary journals of repute and anthologies worldwide. Some of his poems are included in the World Poetry Yearbook, 2013 and 2014 Editions. He has six poetry collections to his credit published by Authorspress, the latest being Dewdrops of Dawns, which has received raving reviews in multiple literary journals globally.
Currently his latest, a Professional book titled Campus to Corporate which is a career navigation manual for the students aspiring for a successful corporate career and for newcomers to the industry to survive and succeed has become a best seller with more than 10000 copies sold.
He lives with his wife at Pune, India.
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