“My grief has my face” – Nayana Nair

My grief has my face.My grief has only questions in her eyes-questions that require me to cryand accept the cruel face of the love I have got.My grief instead gets my silent embrace,my refusal to choose better, for her sake or mine.My grief has my faceand my heart that only knows defeatand only in defeatContinue reading ““My grief has my face” – Nayana Nair”

“What I Remember (19)” – Nayana Nair

there are morningswhen i have forgotten how to forget.i open my eyesonly believing the dream just broken.there are morningswhen i hate myself for waking upand my body for needing reality so much. “i cannot give my heart to you”,i remind myself to say this as i gulp down a glass of chocolate milk,in case someoneContinue reading ““What I Remember (19)” – Nayana Nair”

“how storms fade” – Nayana Nair

twenty-six steps away from the cold end,we stand together as if we are both looking at a foe we must defeat together.a child passes us by with a yellow balloon.how misplaced it seems, this childin this place made of storms. this is something i don’t want to do.our steps will fade into the deep endContinue reading ““how storms fade” – Nayana Nair”

“Have a Good Day” – Nayana Nair

I was sat down and told repeatedly everyday that though the world belongs to all of us, sometimes it is better to step back, to only take up the space we need. I misunderstood it to be a lesson in humility, wanting less, and sacrifice, but I realize now that it was not so. IContinue reading ““Have a Good Day” – Nayana Nair”