“harmless” – Nayana Nair

i slipped, fell, and cut my skin.
i didn’t want to care, but i did.
i couldn’t help but feel sorry for all the harmless things
that ended up being cursed at, blamed for
only because i ran towards them
with all that i had in me.
i recalled the formula of impact,
that never meant so much to me
till i realized that I also have a body
that follows every law ordained by nature.
that just because i can imagine and dream an eternity,
doesn’t make me or my feelings eternal.
i didn’t want to care about such things, but i did.
i cared so much that it hurt, even when it should’t.


  1. Amartya says:

    true, often we get attached to the material things, which gets blamed instead but yet reality remains same none the less. A little care for yourselves is like planting a sapling, waiting for it to grow. While growth may seem subtle, but actually it grows steadily with time and more strong the foundation gets. There is always, a beginning we can plant, irrespective of the time.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      True. More often it is better that we look inside and see the destructive pattern that we follow and the bad choices that we take out of habits. Not necessarily because everything is our fault. But self growth is better than turning into a bitter person who considers world as enemy. But of course, it is too much of an ideal condition, too much of a detached approach, not even sure if it can be achieved but there are moments when we realize that things might have been different or better if we were a better person.
      Glad you liked my poem 🙂
      Thanks a lot 🙂

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