“Only sad poems spring from my mouth” – Nayana Nair


When I think of you in an indefinite future
without me,

when I think of the past, this glowing mixture
of wax and webs, sticking to my eyes,
to my uncertain touch,
to my every new dream and hope for love;

when I cry, when I laugh, when I say even my own name
the mountains of stories, send me back your voice.
They say you will be cited as the reason
for my every my recklessness and my every holding back.

True to the prophesies of love
my skin wilts and dies and eats itself up.
My heart cries and cries and makes jokes about crying.
Nothing makes sense and yet everything is just as it should be.

And now I can call you my everything and
nothing in the same breath
and still know that even if I let your shadow swallow me whole
I can’t ever call all this love.
I won’t ever feel “love” for you again.

Yet only sad poems spring from my mouth,
when I think of you.


  1. Priti says:

    Really sad at the end! Beautifully written πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŒπŸŒΉ

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Really glad that you liked it 😊
      Thanks a lot for your kind words 😊😊😊

      1. Priti says:

        πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΉβ€οΈβ£οΈπŸŒ·πŸ’ž you are welcome πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸŒΉ

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