“Before you were here” – Nayana Nair

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I can tell myself again and again
that you are mine,
you are mine.
But I know as you do
that only because you found me and saved me
doesn’t mean that you are bound to me.
Though my presence can show you
some part of you, that you cannot see otherwise;
in no way you are incapable to live
without all that you call precious now.
All that I rely on, obsess over
in the name of love
seem like a sickness in some moments.
So I tell myself again and again
that you are mine
and nothing will change,
only to stop myself from cutting your ties
to all that threatens me.
As I exist tethered only to you,
I practice to speak to the air
like I did before you were here.
I hope you never suffer for becoming my hope.

2 Comments

  1. waise simple h..but emotionally complex poems 🙂 🙂

    “Concept” – Nayana Nair

    My hope is a concept,
    a word,
    lost and forgotten
    on pages stuck together.
    An absence that goes unnoticed
    as the absence of the voice
    who turns them,
    and burns them,
    and burn along with them.

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