From oblivion, I emerge
As a minuscule particle
Explode and shatter and scatter
Expand as the universe, as the Milkyway
I enter a body to witness this grandeur
Lonely and sad, I am ripped off my rib
That instantly grows flesh
Taking communion I multiply as bubbles do
Bubbles surround and suffocate
I’m imprisoned in the body that’s only my clothing
From nothing I become everything
Then I look for myself everywhere.
After the eternal search, I realize and
Remain second to none.
Jegadeesh Kumar is a student of eastern philosophy, Mathematics teacher, writer, and translator, raised in Southern India, now living in South Carolina, USA. He lived on the southernmost island of the Republic of Maldives for ten years, teaching Mathematics to high school children. On his blog, he writes, both in English and Tamil, short stories, poems, and on eastern philosophy. He is currently working on a dystopian novel set in an imaginary Vedic land. His stories have appeared on Prometheus Dreaming and Indian Periodical. One of his short stories will be published in the Academy of the heart and mind.