“As you try to save me” – Nayana Nair

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I have always looked at you with wonder and worry,
as you held me in your arms from falling.
Did you ever know
that I fell anyway?
The relief of having you close
vanishes in that fall,
replaced with only awareness
of this body that I live in
and this mind where I die.

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Let us not talk of the emptiness
and incapabilities that we are decorated with.
Your will to endure, my wish to change
does nothing but add a little more pain.

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But everytime I decide to leave,
I look at you once more.
How much of my life have I spent looking at you
under the excuse of ‘last time’?
It pains me that you knew of my love
when it was the last thing I wanted you to know.

8 Comments

      1. Generally I don’t read…but Yes I inclined to read thoroughly…to understand emotions and commented.

  1. I enjoyed reading this. My favorite line is:

    “I have always looked at you with wonder and worry,
    as you held me in your arms from falling.
    Did you ever know
    that I fell anyway?”

    It is such an emotionally beautiful expression.

    I would love to see you over at my blog sometimes and hear your thoughts on my work.

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