A Brief Guide To Love

To be filled by another
Until swollen and bloated in feeling
– And just like a balloon
Open to puncture and wound –
Nevertheless a perennial seeker
Of an aching emotion – a haunting vulnerability
Transcending the outer clay
Concealing a strange device that palpitates
Where myth says lies a compartment
– a stranger vacuum with no filler
Just an inert place that is sealed
By an apparition of counter-creature –
Which weighs just about 21 grams
And in this anatomy of rhythm maker and hologram
Lies the anarchy of one feeling
That spills from lip to lip and tip to abyss
Soaking every ounce and inch of matter
When all contours disappear
To the amorphous beauty
Of one medium.



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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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