“Without a reason, in this world” – Nayana Nair

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I sat in the shade of a tree that had no fruit,
no yellow buds, no promise of any spring.

Some broken ants with their broken sense of direction
crawled to me, and stared at me
as if their answers lay in my broken being.

My being, they say, are just colors-
the brightest colors of everlasting longings.
They say I am not even a half of a being,
so I cannot wish to complete or be completed
as long as I am me.

But now that I have stopped waiting,
stopped begging for a use in this world,
I feel that it is okay to exist like this.

I feel I can look back at the ants,
at the ones I can never complete
and tell them I don’t have their answers.
I feel I can tell them my truth
without wanting to “not exist”.

3 Comments

  1. Sonali says:

    Deep. Hope all is well with you ♥

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Glad you liked it 🙂 Thank you 🙂

      I am doing well dear. Hope everything s well with you also. Take care. Stay safe.

      1. Sonali says:

        You’re welcome and you too ♥♥

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