“What I Remember (23)” – Nayana Nair

i try to sleep,to forgetthe pain near my spine,to forgetall the hours in front of methat i have no use of.i look at my palmfrom near and from as faras my hands can extend.i notice how my hands have changed.do i like it better now?i wonder if it possibleto like anything about my body now.iContinue reading ““What I Remember (23)” – Nayana Nair”

“The city that won’t decompose” – Nayana Nair

Some days I am thankful to the wallsthat never broke down when I did,that looms up to the heightsthat seem more beautiful than sad(on certain days at least). The tiny tiles, the cemented words in me-they were supposed to be who I am,they were meant to decomposewhen I chose to change my ways,when I choseContinue reading ““The city that won’t decompose” – Nayana Nair”

“Sway” – Nayana Nair

The only word I kept under my tongue my name – and yet it is dissolving into the fog where all things are lost. As the weight of my name slips from my mouth, I feel how latching onto anything is a suffering. I feel how letting everything go is also a suffering. And IContinue reading ““Sway” – Nayana Nair”