Treasure Island

Dilantha Gunawardana


Platonic


When what resides
Within the chambers of the heart
Takes precedence
Over what lies beneath the cover of clothes
When the voice of the soul chants an anthem of amity
And not a symphonic mating call
When pheromones are latent
Shrouded deep beneath the amorphic skin
When a man gazes at a woman’s body
Not through a magnifying glass or x-ray vision
But the honesty of his retinal imprint
When the window of your eyes gazes at a goddess
But sees the humble presence of a woman
When the heart is absent of entropy
And is blanketed by a serene tranquility
When the waters are convivial and placid
Yet buxom vessels are nought
When the heart is neutered of desire
And emasculated of passion
Bequeathing on the heart a journey of discovery
As she prostrates to Plato’s sermons
To kindle the soul to an empyrean love
Woven by the thread of chastity

Submitted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013

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