Love – An Elegy 2

I broke my right hip

Falling down from a balcony

In the heart of Verona

I broke a finger nail

Striking on a nail’s head

Submerged in reveries of love

I broke my sanity

Crashing against glass doors

Of love’s creation

I broke love’s hold on my heart

By following her path of petals

Over and over, down to minefields of nails

I broke everything that was me

And everything that rested beneath me

Until I found a love that could never be broken

By man, fate or god

On the face of a mirror


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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