Flaming Love

Love making

Can I know where to look inside of you,
To know that everything you stand for,
Prostrates me to your heart,
To know, what I don’t know,
To feel, what I haven’t felt,
To spawn, what two singularities can,
When they move towards
An interface, and letting your hair
Down and your eyes look up,
As you gaze at me, not knowing
That your eyes are imploring
And your cleavage invites
To move an inch towards contact,
When you unfurl like a leaflet
And I settle like a butterfly
And our world becomes transparent
Like we are inside a water bubble,
When our chemistries are covalent
And physics tells us we are North-to-South
Until there is only the residue,
Of looking outside at the full moon
And wondering how it all pales
To our flamed kerosene-afterglow.

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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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