“Flower Everyday” – Nayana Nair

Walk towards me
with no hidden agendas,
only openly declared intention to use me
for gaining whatever you want.
Call it love, if only it makes you feel better.
Not for my sake.
For me, it only makes it worse.

x

Walk away
with apparent contempt
at what is left of me,
when everything in me wilted.
I know you can only love the spring and its freshness;
the gentle and the forgiving.
I understand, so leave with a light heart.
It was too much trouble anyway
to flower everyday,
to hide my sorrow every time you looked at me.
My real skin is now almost colored in the darkness
that it was hidden in.

x

Thank you for always holding my sleeve
and not my hands.
Thank you for not staying too long.
Thank you for being forgettable

6 Comments

  1. Wow! It’s quite poignant and profound like all your other poems. I have been reading your pieces for a few days now and I see a smilarity among them as if they originate from a constant feeling of longing and pain. I wonder if they are your personal experiences or just wandering thoughts. Completely justifies your blog title though. Have you ever listened to ‘Maisie Peters’?

    1. Yeah, I kind of end up writing pretty sad stuff. Not necessarily because of my personal experiences, but mostly due to the fact that sadness is something I can easily empathize with. Most of what I wrote is about what I see and think people are going through around me or even what a fictional character that I am reading about/watching might feel in a situation. I try to write from their perspective based of what I might feel. So though my feelings do play a part in what I write, but 98% of what I write is never about me. I guess through writing I am trying to get a better understanding of all the thoughts and feelings that make us so vulnerable.
      Really glad that you liked reading my work.
      Thank you so much 🙂
      (I had not heard of Maisie Peters, but have google her so I get she is a singer songwriter. Will look up her songs for sure. 🙂 )

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