“Cheap Literature” – Nayana Nair

Don’t ask which part of meare easier to love. I have tried so hardto become someone who cannot be be lovedwithout effort or tears. My faith in love,my faith in those who loveor it’s absenceis not so difficult to explain. Clue: Every pop song that leaves you in shambles.Clue: The books that you call cheapContinue reading ““Cheap Literature” – Nayana Nair”

“Fossil” – Nayana Nair

Drop by drop the wax fillsthe bucket of broken butterflies. I am falling into another sleep,into another death that is warm,that embraces me like no lover ever has. I feel the pain in my wings, and unlike other daysI try to think that this will never pass.That I will remain like this, with a bitContinue reading ““Fossil” – Nayana Nair”

“Eroding Structures” – Nayana Nair

I checked my diaries for the hints of regrets, for the eroding structures of demands I once made from life. I checked my skin for the trace of scars- the remains of the unreasonable yet necessary decisions. The sharp bleeding memory of the blade, of the hatred I inflicted on myself. I checked the outlineContinue reading ““Eroding Structures” – Nayana Nair”

“CARPET” -Nayana Nair

On the 8’x10′ beige carpet that you chose We lie together, spooning. Of all the possibilities I had for myself Never was this a part. Never had I thought of a caressing hand Holding me together. Of eyes filled with passion Transfixed on me. Of another skin , this close to mine. And slowly yourContinue reading ““CARPET” -Nayana Nair”