“Pendulums and Spirit Animals” – Nayana Nair

In my beautiful dreamsI run to you, as if you are my body,as if I cannot press play without your hands,as if the world won’t come into my graspwithout your skin. When my eyes open,I don’t mind losing the worldif it helps me get rid of you. An animal in me cries out your nameContinue reading ““Pendulums and Spirit Animals” – Nayana Nair”

“Zooming In” – Nayana Nair

When I sit stillI am not waiting.I am thinking of what is notand why it should never have been.I zoom into every empty spaceand practice how to look away when it hurts me.I remove my watch from my wristand place it next to plate for a better viewand a ruined palate.I start from the namesContinue reading ““Zooming In” – Nayana Nair”

“Scarier Element” – Nayana Nair

Someone told me that is how love works out for people like us who approach love as if it is an animal that can kill us at any time and who only move towards it when they become aware of the other monsters that are eating up all that they could rely on. We onlyContinue reading ““Scarier Element” – Nayana Nair”

“Long Before” – Nayana Nair

There is no animal inside. We are always the animal we were. We sometimes recognize when and with whom we will be able to get away with it. I look at myself and realize that, at some level, every sad story I ever told to an audience who wanted to believe in me, were mereContinue reading ““Long Before” – Nayana Nair”