“Midnight Call” – Nayana Nair

sleepgirl

There is somewhat
a hesitancy in me
to I pick up the call
at midnight.
The ring sounds different.
It has a shaky sound
immitating the hands
that must be struggling to hold
phone in the very hand
through which countries of stories
have slipped into darkness.
Leaving behind
this person
who must feel like a character
who has lost his story.
And I am afraid
I can’t offer him
the words that can build up his life back,
that can calm his chaotic breathing,
and shuddering heart.
I can’t do it.
Because I was once on the other side
and my hands are still shaking.
I turn around in my bed all night
trying to reassure the only heart
that I can heal.

4 Comments

  1. It’s quite scary!!๐Ÿ‘

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      I know, it is quite sad and dark. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
      Glad you liked it. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Maya Bhat says:

    Nice one ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

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