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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.


Dr Dilantha Gunawardana graduated from the University of Melbourne, as a molecular biologist, and moonlights as a poet. He currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Dilantha lives in a chimeric universe of science and poetry. Dilantha’s poems have been accepted for publication /published in HeartWood Literary Magazine, Canary Literary Magazine, Boston Accent, Forage, Kitaab, Eastlit, American Journal of Poetry, Zingara Poetry Review, The Wagon and Ravens Perch, among others. Dilantha too has two anthologies of poetry, 'Kite Dreams' (2016) and 'Driftwood' (2017), both brought to the readership by Sarasavi Publishers, and is working on his third poetry collection (The Many Constellations of Home). Dilantha’s pet areas of teaching and research, include, Nitrogen Fixation, RNA biology, Phytoremediation, Agricultural Biology, and Bioethics & Biosafety. Dilantha blogs at – -, where he has nearly 2000 poems.

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