Angels

angels

Angels are those creatures
That protect you from the dangers of life.
And when you’re sitting duck to the mercy of the world
You look inside to find angels – Gabriels and Michaels.
And yet you find only one gender – women –
And one woman, that used to flow to you like
The furious ocean.

It is funny, how memories
Grow wings and protect you from even you
– When you stab yourself with the blades
Of Judas’s kisses and Brutus’s daggers –

When the guardians of an inerasable past
Show you, how correction fluid is feebler
Than the salts of a vast dominion

The bodily taste, my heart will never know.

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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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