Brielle P. Chor


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The Whole World Gets Wider

April 13, 2021


“He says that life is round, that we’re stuck on this wheel of living and dying; an endless circle, until someone breaks it. You walked in here, you ruptured the pattern-----bang-----the whole world gets wider.” - Lucien Carr from Kill Your Darlings (2013)

and so it seems, the scientists
witnessed in graphite sheen, dull
chalk, the perfect length
of a crucible
perfect penciled circles

circumference of the not-yet-defined, the
held by tension-smitten
strings, pulling
a mass of metal things

and so it seems, they let it
swing, baby-soft 
amidst the gravity
the most centripetal idea of the
century! then the 

unfulfilled wish.

perfect penciled circles, all
missed, how can it be
that when sat beside themselves, they
see? this tight circular force 
wanting to set them


more damning than a
eureka, crafty hands of 
human nature, You
make the physics too invested 
too involved

the most centrifugal idea of the

and so it seems, the scientists
with their circular theories, their unexplainable 
momentar-ies, a taut circle 
pulling them in
flinging them out

discovered the world
longing to be freed from
itself; that
centripetal was the explainable and the
centrifugal everything 

a helpless gravitation
swung outwards, a breathtaking illusion
the disillusionment 
we can’t afford

it is everything we want,
it is nothing that we need
but even the scientists couldn’t 
resist (as was deemed) this
fictitious force

and so it seems, when the
disruption we long for comes
again, the circle breaks
another lover hits the universe, and
the whole world gets 

In the case of centrifugal force, as well as the fictitious centrifugal force, even Science can become magic.

For Prompt 2 of Contest #126.

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  • Paisley Blue

    This is breathtaking. Beautiful writing! <3

    about 1 year ago
  • panda!

    replying: does 'the whole world gets wider' explain basic, ninth-grade centrifugation, or is it a higher level? i hadn't seen the footnotes for 'the secret society for plath's 103', when i asked the question before, so i thought i was missing something in the piece

    over 1 year ago
  • panda!

    contest results are out!

    over 1 year ago
  • qiyan

    This is such a fascinating read! I love the intertwining of science with literature in this poem :D

    over 1 year ago
  • MaedonRose

    This is so unique, i love it

    over 1 year ago
  • Charisse Marison

    Wow. I never thought science could be this interesting! Great job :D

    over 1 year ago
  • .amelia.

    Interesting and appealing perspective of physics. Congrats on your Timeless Woman pieces btw!

    also, results are out!

    over 1 year ago
  • Emi

    I love the concepts explained through poetry; I'm not really into science but I like how you mixed it with the arts to create this beautiful piece.

    over 1 year ago
  • Chloe :) <3

    Replying: I published it and would love for you to take a look

    over 1 year ago
  • muirann

    i love your use of line breaks in this! beautiful!

    over 1 year ago
  • Chloe :) <3

    Wow!! This is amazing! I love this piece its so beautiful!!
    Also Created a 50 follower contest and some of these prompts I think you might like! Please have a look if/when you can!!

    over 1 year ago
  • van gogh's girl

    i love the kill your darlings quote on this pieceeee

    over 1 year ago
  • panda!

    thank you for your entry! however, could you please drop a comment on the contest piece as well so i don't skip this while judging?

    over 1 year ago
  • Just_A_Memory

    Yours is so GOOD! Prompt 2 wasn't actually the easiest prompt in my opinion. You did a super job! *Applauds*

    over 1 year ago
  • joella

    wow. I remember seeing this prompt and thinking "how could anyone create a good poem from that?" but you definitely nailed it! good luck in the competition :)

    over 1 year ago