“Counting Losses” – Nayana Nair


I can only go as far as my muscle memory takes me.
Since my mind is not here
and I can’t leave this body
that I have never been able to accept as mine.
There is a road that lies in front of me
and there is nothing for me to do
but to walk.
You bring me back to present
and ask me where I have been.
There is a place that I left lifetimes ago,
where I am searching for the reason of my grief.
There is a sun that rises only in the heart of the lost,
there is a mist I live in that you cannot see.
I can stand at any edge and be sure I won’t fall.
I can reach out for any happiness that I am sure I can’t have
and nothing will hurt me more than that.
There are losses that I am counting,
there are bruises I must count as gain only because of love.
Every hope I find
becomes a reminder of something I have already lost.
Can you teach me-
how to go about this life,
how to get rid of this part of me
that can only love the past?


  1. efge63 says:

    Good morning Nayana!!!!!!!!!!

    When the world is on your shoulders
    And you’re falling to your knees
    Oh please,
    You know love will set you free

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Good morning dear 🙂

      Such beautiful words, loved it. Thank you. 🙂

      Have a beautiful day ahead. 😀

  2. pvcann says:

    “You bring me back to the present” resonates strongly for me

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      It makes me glad that you found it relatable.. Really means a lot
      Thank you 🙂

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