Soul Mates

If I could fly away in the dark

Like a bat searching for the fruits of love

If I could heal in flutter and tame the demons of fear

If I could cruise with the wind in my back

Like a renegade mammal

Searching for oneness of two souls

What is precious, devout and patient

What will see beyond the darkness

To catch hold of a spark and metamorphose to a flame

That will never flicker or wither

A love that will carry me, lift me, unburden me

Of all earthly shadows and shades

Where in the flames of togetherness

I will find the warmth of forever

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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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