Moth to a Flame (Erotica)


A moth to a flame – yours
The contours golden, blue at the center
Wax turning to gold on your skin
Flowing like they have a divine purpose
As I throw my body at your fire

And I feel torched soldiers mining through
Glowworms searching for liberation
And your flames splitting apart in Fahrenheit
Burning me inside out, bliss overtaking me

And melting point, when the flames crackle
And the moth screams and there is no more life to burn
Comes like a tempest on land
Until the flame is no longer, moth burnt to ashes

Our eyes rotate like pinwheels
And eye-lashes become furious butterfly wings

The stars are brighter than the moon


Published by

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.

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