“On Erasing Roads” – Nayana Nair

The dead world lives through her.
Her escape is a door left open
for the violence to spread,
or so she always believed.
When she saw someone who reminded her of love,
saw that the fragile bird of happiness
would choose sit by her window and wait for her to sing back,
when all that could make her feel safe and somehow better
smiled at her and asked her name.
She would remember how from her skin and her mind
grew trees of fear every night.
The flood that has left her land
loomed above this forest.
Anytime the cloud would burst,
the past would burst through her smile,
and all would be lost.
Today, tomorrow, day after,
on an afternoon when she would forget about it all,
on a beautiful day like that
she knows she will find sorrow again.
So she stays quiet and writes a softer tragedy
of a girl who could never tell her name
to anyone who chose her hoping for happiness.


    1. Nayana Nair says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

  1. besondersite says:

    Beautiful and deep! ๐Ÿ˜Œ

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you so much!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Truly this is one of the best pieces of poetry I have read in ages… I would reblog this too but I just reblogged your earlier post.. Such wonderful writing.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad that you liked it. Means a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so so much for your support ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€
      Have a beautiful day dear ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. You too. I loved this so much..

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