“Someone is waiting for me” – Nayana Nair

Fog swims over my study table.
The glasses grow cold and old
and useless.
Again I forget to drink the medicine,
the milk, the love that fills my phone.
Like I forgot to get vaccinated,
to close the door, to wear something warm
even after being reminded
how easy it is to die.
Someone is waiting for me
to say the words I do not mean.
But they love me
so I try not to hate them for that.
I sink back into my chair.
I sink somewhere in the fog.
I try not to struggle too much.
I try to live with all my heart
but it is so difficult.
So difficult
to accept, ingest anything.
So difficult
to forget that I am drowning.


  1. Heartfelt poem Nayana. How are you?

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad that you liked it πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚
      I am doing well dear.
      (Just surprised that it is June already. I think this year feels the shortest year of my life.)
      How about you? How are you doing?

      1. Yes year started with ups and down world wide and yet half year seems so early . All fine at my end .

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Glad you liked it πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

  2. This is very strong and moving. The questions it raises pulls your readers in and makes them want to know more. Your poetry is noteworthy. Stay well.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you so much for all your kind words. Means a lot to me πŸ™‚
      Really glad that you like my work πŸ™‚
      Have an awesome day. Stay happy and well. πŸ™‚

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