I always go in circles when it comes to you like one of Maxwell’s electrons orbiting the nucleus despite knowing that it will be swallowed whole. When in Grade 4, I was the only student who could draw circles without a compass and I think there’s a warning in there somewhere for the way spiraling back to you comes so easily to me. Circles with their completeness and lack of sharp edges represent understanding which is a huge cosmic joke on our very existence because we never had the opportunity to draw ourselves into a circle; we cut away into an edge and now we’re a shape these mathematicians have not yet discovered. I can’t help but wonder if this is a sign for us to bring into existence something so pristine that the world would’ve to redefine shapes and dictionaries to espy even a sector of our glory. Life is but a circle and thank God because imagine navigating through a shape we don’t know how to draw angles, rays or the 2piR circumference of. See, I lose all hope for us because this poem about you is the first time my circle isn’t a perfect one.
Suchita Senthil Kumar is a writer creating chaos from Bangalore, India. Her work has been published in Live Wire India, The Global Youth Review and Hooligan Magazine among others. She was a student of UNICEF's Voices of Youth Mediathon '21. She makes life decisions asking herself one question: Will Sirius Black be proud?