Love Again


How do you grow a new life from the broken?
A heart refusing to believe that it is over

Can you transplant a new heart when the old
One is broken to pieces, mere porcelain

And you still need to make an investment on glass.
And that glass vase will hold one flower

And still be vulnerable of falling and breaking
From the pedestal she lifts you to.

Like a gecko’s tail grows back, will the anoxic
Places of the heart find some crimson blood

Will my hemoglobin carry a new oxygen
A new woman, beautiful inside and always imperfect

Around the edges. And that heart of mine
Just like a pomegranate with hundreds of arils

Will find small compartments of life. And you will
Carry the scabs and stitch back the scars

And paint over the wound until she is a masterpiece
Who will turn into your own magnum opus

On a bed of infinite possibilities.


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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