“Digestible” – Nayana Nair

to be human is to float like a single cell life
devouring pieces of digestible meaning,
splitting and cutting oneself without blood loss
into something more manageable.
to be human is to lose your legs
to the ideas of nation, families, and lovers.
to be a human like me is to look at
herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, scavengersโ€ฆ
and wonder what hunger feels like.
it is to order love at every other restaurant
waiting for the taste of pain to grow on me,
while i mimic strangers stranded on far away tables
and hope what i am learning is not another dead language.

8 Comments

  1. Jehona Thaqi says:

    I truly love this, yaar! Beautifully written.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you so much yaar ๐Ÿ™‚
      Really glad that you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Wordless appreciation from my side
    . keep writing like this . ร‘ayana ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Such a great piece. I can relate to that feeling: like an alien how hasn’t found their home

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad that you liked my poem ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. A great write!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words ๐Ÿ™‚ means a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Your are greatly welcome!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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