“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”

“A Sadness to Replace You” – Nayana Nair

The lines are drawn.The teams have been split.Now I must show loyalty only to “my kind”.Now I must learn by heartthe roads that I am not allowed to take.Your heart probably lies on one of those roads.That’s probably the reason, why my feet won’t walk in your direction. What is it like to live inContinue reading ““A Sadness to Replace You” – Nayana Nair”

“Last Everything” – Nayana Nair

There are bouts of tears,phone calls,consolation, advice,and it ends. The river stops and flows again. There are missed calls, busy tone,letters never penned,the sky that didn’t shatter like glass. The river stopsand flows again. There is me,there is you,there are our days togetherand the days we will never have. Nothing endseven if I break.The riverContinue reading ““Last Everything” – Nayana Nair”

“Putting Up Fences” – Nayana Nair

Today, you are more beautiful that I remember you to be. Today, I feel we are almost invincible. It is funny to say out loud this word “invincible”, when life proves again and again how it is just another consolation to our mind, a fence to fend off the reality. So that we might knowContinue reading ““Putting Up Fences” – Nayana Nair”