“Familiar” – Nayana Nair

“You have changed”, I want to say.But the more you change, the more familiar you get. Now you look like the girl who lied she is my friend.You look like the boy who crawled into my skinonly to confirm that I can feel the hurt just as he can.You look like my hand that lovesContinue reading ““Familiar” – 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”

“What I Remember(6)” – Nayana Nair

I am writing this poem because for an hour my mind is butchering every beautiful thing in the world to get that one line that can finish the thirst of this page. And nothing beautiful remains beautiful when such desperate hands hack at it, cut it into grotesque chunks and then fail terribly when tryingContinue reading ““What I Remember(6)” – Nayana Nair”

“My Character” – Nayana Nair

The crowd, every crowd- they exhaust me and frighten me. They take away air around me and tell me to leave myself at the door, if I want to come in. They like to stare a lot, they like to condition my mind, my eyes to look away when they stare. Is this the pointContinue reading ““My Character” – Nayana Nair”