At the South Indian Restaurant, I Order the Thali Again

The poem has a circular plate in the center of the page, with nine circles or ovals inside it, around the edge. Dotted lines connect the small circles and ovals to stanzas of the poem which appear around the edge of the page. In the middle of the plate are the words "so i can start here at the beginning." The full poem is available as a pdf at the link below.
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Nina Sudhakar is an Indian-American writer, poet and lawyer based in Chicago. She is the author of the poetry chapbooks Matriarchetypes (winner of the 2017 Bird's Thumb Poetry Chapbook Contest) and Embodiments (forthcoming from Sutra Press). Her work has appeared in Midnight Breakfast, Ecotone, and Arcturus; for more, please see