“Funny Look” – Nayana Nair

When I speak of
what I thought my life would be like,
what I still want to be if I was not dying in my skin,
they give me a funny look as if I am seeing things.

And frankly I am seeing the only things
that give me hope.
I am aware of their imaginary status
and how separated by time they are from my life.

But I wish instead they would just smile along
as if I am a child who speaks
of ten professions in one breath
and not remind me how I am losing out in life as a woman
just because I am trying to breathe as my dream once in a while.

13 Comments

  1. “But I wish instead they would just smile along
    as if I am a child who speaks
    of ten professions in one breath
    and not remind me how I am losing out in life as a woman
    just because I am trying to breathe as my dream once in a while.”

    I’m blown away! Fantastic!πŸ‘Œβ€

  2. There are poems to read it. Others to stay with them a good time to enjoy the verses that carry a deep personal feeling and stay in one. Without shortness of breath.
    An excellent poem Nayana.
    regards
    Manuel

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