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Our Circles

By Aashisha Chakraborty


Away and beyond, spiraling away,


Navigating to unknown spaces and unseen spheres


Drawing a circle about myself,


Drawing in some,


Drawing away others


And within my radius; sometimes, I see you.


On some solitaire voyages, I can feel your vibes.


At times, pronounced, very near.


At others, feeble, faint, like the remnants of a dying star.


Freewheeling across the galaxies of the mind,


Our circles touch and move apart.


Repelled and attracted, fearing and afraid,


In and out, towards and away,


The forces beckon,


And I hope…


For our trajectories to somehow collide


So I can feel you again


So I can try and grip you


Trap you, contain you and never let you go.


In the common area between our circles,


Maybe we will find our essences?


Maybe someday our circumferences will slide onto each other,


Fitting snugly, comfortably,



Like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.


Like bespoke suits.


Till then, I will swivel around


Dreaming of our circles


Wandering in the lost universe


Like so many alien rings


And per chance, I find you


I will slow down and halt,


And stow away my compass then


My navigation at an end.

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About the Author:

Aashisha Chakraborty is from the Batch of 2016–18. She graduated from Jamia Milia Islamia and is an avid blogger and a published writer. She has also dabbled in dance, securing a ‘Visharad’ degree in Kathak.

Blog Address: http://mindsbin.blogspot.in/

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