“they took my name and handed it back to me” – Nayana Nair


Every time
I fell into the void.

Every time
I have been kindly left alone.

Every time
I was allowed to walk in light,
in the world I clearly didn’t belong.

Every time
they took my name and handed it back to me
without poison, without hatred, without tearing it into pieces.

That’s all I have to be happy about.
That is the closest I have felt to love.


  1. Sonali says:

    The last stanza really got me ♥♥

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thanks dear 🙂
      Glad you liked it 🙂 😀

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you so much 🙂
      Really really glad that you liked my poem 🙂

      Have a beautiful day. Stay safe.

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