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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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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