Chiroptera

love-4

You showed the whole world
How easy it is to blind me

Hang me upside down
And feed me little by little

With a fruit, whose palpitations
Make a little echo that I gravitate to

My wings afloat, heart in flutter
And hind limbs in motion.

A little feeling dancing inside
Ushering in a little rise in the decibels

And some centigrades. When kerosene trails
Were paved in memory and a flame

That got lost, extinguished,
By the wind in our bodies.

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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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