“a bird flies” – Nayana Nair

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a bird flies
a blue sky now has to break

a fish, a boat, a storm
has been caught in my dream

a fire must be lit, i must feed myself
to the gods of flames, to the goddesses of smoke,
to the cruel demigods made of ashes

i am awake
and now i must make up new words
new feelings, now i have to make myself a human
now i have to break in acceptable ways

i am facing a human who smiles at me
now i have to give up on half of my blood to stay here,
now my ashes have to nurture the roots of this tree
that wishes to be nothing else but a shadow on ground

5 Comments

  1. TanvirKaur says:

    Lovely piece of work Nayana.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thank you so much dear 🙂
      Really glad that you liked my poem 🙂 😀

      Have a beautiful day!

      1. TanvirKaur says:

        My pleasure and wish you too a wonderful day

  2. Nelsapy says:

    Reblogged this on Nelsapy.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thanks a lot for the reblog 🙂
      Glad that you liked my poem 🙂

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