“Upended” – Nayana Nair

i wonder
why i was born so,
with so many roots,
roots that find
only emptiness
at the end of their tips.


  1. When a plant does not fair well in a particular area in my garden, I’ve found that replanting it in a different location can make all the difference in its growth and well-being. Perhaps, you need to pull up your roots and move on to newer fields ❀

    1. True. Maybe like plants, we are just stuck with wrong soil, looking at the wrong places. I guess all we can do is not to be too tough on ourselves till we find that field where we find the feeling of belonging.
      Thank you for your kind words of support. πŸ™‚ Means a lot ❀

  2. Don’t let the roots stop, for they will find something of value. The one with many roots can find numerous treasures spread far and wide, and the tree will bloom with surreal beauty. In a bid to see this tree in its splendid glory, I water the roots here, so that they may never despair. 😊😊

      1. Yeah I know it does.
        I didn’t mean it in a sarcastic way as well. Such sweet outlook is something I envy you for. It is in fact a more balanced and positive way to look at this world. Something that takes lot of effort for me to do. πŸ™‚ (as you might or might not have noticed from all my sad sad poems :))

      2. Sadness is as temporary as happiness, to balance on the tight rope of life is to embrace the wobble of the rope with both hands and keep going.

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