“Living some sort of life” – Nayana Nair

His face lit upwith the death of every colorful explosion in the sky.He hates this sky on other days(among other things).Today he loves it, this darkness,this crowd, even me.(Maybe not me,but it doesn’t mean anything to me now.But in moments like thisI am reminded of the “me” who would have wanted his loveor at leastContinue reading ““Living some sort of life” – Nayana Nair”

“On My Own” – Nayana Nair

Once the shade of the shutters are rolled down,once I am left on my own,reason and explanation rush in,try to cling and climb up the cracks of my heart,and the folds of my brain,trying desperately to stop meto reach out, to find mein the fog of fear. But I am already far ahead,my hands reachContinue reading ““On My Own” – Nayana Nair”

“Closer to Me” – Nayana Nair

Now the dark corners are the only safe place remaining. The loveless days are the only memory where we can rest where we can hide from all the passion that we wished for, all the feelings we couldn’t handle. You once wrote to me about the night that hung as a curtain over your window,Continue reading ““Closer to Me” – Nayana Nair”

“Only She Knows” – Nayana Nair

She left the door ajar and closed the curtains as she left, like she did so many things that I didn’t ask her to do. Like so many things I didn’t notice. Did I fear darkness of the room? Did I fear drifting into sleep no longer be sure that this body would continue breathing?Continue reading ““Only She Knows” – Nayana Nair”

“Whale Songs” – Nayana Nair

My house on hills and its silence are always occupied in a duel with the wartime echoes from far away lands, with the agonizing voices of reality. Even if I surround my house with the greenest trees, place cool streams around. Even if I cloud my windows with curtains of smoke. Even if I barterContinue reading ““Whale Songs” – Nayana Nair”