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


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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