“Give you away” – Nayana Nair

I wonder
if the roles I play
are really what I want to be.
Or is it too late?

Are my roles,
my not-so-temporary voices
already doing
the dreaming and the wanting
in my place
for me?

I see you and utter “love me”
without thinking twice.
Even if you find
some love left in you to give up,
I wonder
is there any “me” left in me
to love you back.

Would I end up setting you up
with a heartless cruel face of mine?
Would I hold your hand, only to give you away
to the parts of me, that cannot ever understand
how precious you are?

4 Comments

  1. “I see you and utter “love me”
    without thinking twice.
    Even if you find
    some love left in you to give up,
    I wonder
    is there any “me” left in me
    to love you back.”
    This stole my heart. Such a splendid poem♥️♥️💞

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