“Reduced” – Nayana Nair

One of these days
I might just stop loving you
and that might just break me.
But I feel
I might be less cold,
less reckless,
and less pathetic
in that sort of breaking.
I want to be reduced to myself for once.
For once I don’t want to carry around
the magnificence of undelivered love on my shoulder
and stand outside stores with doors too small.
I dream to become the whole of my skin
rather than just the wounds that hurt.
I think only this dream can save me,
make something peaceful out of me,
make me someone harmless.
One of these days I will look at you
and nothing in me would ache,
at least not because of you.

10 Comments

  1. Interesting poem. If the speaker would be a better person if he/she stopped loving that other person, then maybe it’s time to step away and only love from a distance. I do think some relationships are better off from a distance.

    1. I agree with you. Sometimes distances solve things that even efforts can’t.
      Really glad that you liked my poem πŸ™‚
      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Means a lot πŸ™‚

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