“A second before…” – Nayana Nair


There hangs a painting of a window.
There is nailed the dream of a tree.
There is…
I lift my fingers to point
at one more thing that feels like me
but there are now no opportunities
to make me understood.
A beak picks at my bones.
A dove enters my toothless mouth
and in the darkness snuggles
as only life can with death.
Yellow dahlias float in my mind
now free of its calcium cage.
I flow towards a place
where there is no need, no use of me.
I have reached a mountain
Now I have reached a gulf
I have reached now at the only moment
where I can be myself,
a second before I cease to be,
a second before I become something else.


  1. Are they your drawings? If so, they are beautiful! I also like your profile drawing. It reminds me of the Japanese anime ones.
    I like the lines, ‘now free of its calcium cage’ and the hopeful ending of ‘a second before I become something else.’

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Sadly, they are not my drawings. I have not been blessed with such a talent. But I do admire that talent 🙂 I wish I could draw though.
      But I do agree with you that it is a really beautiful drawing.

      Glad you liked it 🙂
      Thank you 🙂

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