“Indifferent Green” – Nayana Nair

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The indifferent green around me
soothes my heart.
It has nothing against me
and I do not have to be wary
of all that it can do,
and all that it can say
to shift the levels
of what is tolerable and
what I should put up with.
I can already hear them saying
that I am hiding.
I can hear them saying worse things.
Do you know what I find scary
that even in hiding, I know what they will say
and I care for what they will think,
even if I don’t care about them,
even if they don’t care about me.

2 Comments

    1. Same here 🙂
      Was watching a tragic coming of age movie (“All About Lily Chou Chou”). I think I wrote partially under it’s influence. 🙂
      For some time in our life I think this is what affects our decisions and our perspective. But thankfully, we soon grow out of it.

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