“Walking Home” – Nayana Nair

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The street is lined with houses
that have forgotten how to breathe anything
but neglect.
There are broken windows
through which I see hopeful eyes staring and crying
trapped in homes that
reek of wait that yields more wait.
The street is lined with trees that never grew.
The roads cling to the snow that never melts.
We all have learned how to go deaf to cries of help
(that’s what growing up means?)
and walk home to our own tragedies-
some we suffer, some we create
and some we never stop.

13 Comments

  1. yeah!
    i have observed this a lot!
    we are all so consumed inside of ourselves. we forget to just detach and look around.

      1. oh my lord!!!
        preach!!!!
        many of are not willing to put in that effort but i think that when we start doing that. the world will certainly become a happier place

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