“This ground that we stand upon” – Nayana Nair

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Dear &^%$,

Have you found a way
to leave everything
that you call your ground-
your ground of anger,
of rusting armour of indifference,
of the trauma the heartless giants planted in your heart,
the compass that shows all the wrong directions
and always takes you to the nearest cliff, again and again.
Have you found a way to be better, to live better?
I haven’t yet.

Yesterday I listened to a stranger talk for hours
about how it can be done,
how it will end when we want it to.
It made me wonder if maybe we are not yet ready
for this groundless life.
Maybe that is our only issue.

All that can save us is so temporary, so transient.
Yet the thing that ruins us, is ours to keep-
not like the sun, but like the demon that needs our skin to live.
I wonder if we just need to be needed that badly.
Is that why we choose to cry than to change?
Is that why we choose to hold onto the wave that is drowning us-
just because it is here, because it is ours till it kills us.
Among many other things I also wonder what made us like this.
To be honest I am afraid to know.

What are you afraid of today?
Do let me know.

Yours,
$%^&

5 Comments

  1. “All that can save us is so temporary, so transient.
    Yet the thing that ruins us, is ours to keep-
    not like the sun, but like the demon that needs our skin to live.
    I wonder if we just need to be needed that badly.
    Is that why we choose to cry than to change?”

    Brilliantly written. I feel it wholly.

    1. Thank you so much dear ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

      Really glad that you liked my work and could relate to it. Means a lot to know that. Thank you once again. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have a beautiful day ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yeah it is almost as if that the suffering has been with us for so long that it becomes a sort of constant in our life and in our mind we almost inseparable from our suffering.

      Thank you dear for your kind words. Glad that you found my words relatable.
      Means a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have a beautiful day dear.
      Hope you are doing well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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