“Virtual Image” – Nayana Nair

“the image in mirror is never formed“ I copied this slowlyfrom my friend’s notes,reading too much into it. I moved my handsover the new definition of real. I traced the lines, the dull path of lightas faithfully as I couldbut the solid blue lines of ink touch the glassand are broken cleanly by the lawsContinue reading ““Virtual Image” – Nayana Nair”

“Hello?” – Nayana Nair

hello?can you help me?can you tell me which way to go,which part of me to burnto reach the dumping groundwhere lay all the skins that humans have ever shed? i have been living in my dreams for quite some time,where i am the old-mesurrounded by my old-family, old-friends, old-strangers. dreams that i can no longerContinue reading ““Hello?” – Nayana Nair”

“Getting Rid of Roads” – Nayana Nair

I wish I could keep it all,that I didn’t have to get rid ofthe roads that won’t take me anywhere. All the beginnings that won’t see an end,I wish I could hold onto them. If only my heart was huge enoughto keep every feeling that I do not need anymore,I wouldn’t have to abandon theContinue reading ““Getting Rid of Roads” – Nayana Nair”

“Unending” – Nayana Nair

The city of her dreams is always colored in brown, always covered with drops of unending rain. The kind of rain that makes the air cold only to make her aware of the warmth of love within her. The kind of rain that makes her want to sleep with a smile. Whatever it looked likeContinue reading ““Unending” – Nayana Nair”

“Thorn” – Nayana Nair

You are a thorn in my heart that only hurts, that only digs deeper when in rare moments I find my way to doors in my life that can’t be opened now and I stand helplessly in front of you whom I no longer love. When you utter the same words but they sound differentContinue reading ““Thorn” – Nayana Nair”

“Eventually” – Nayana Nair

This jail, that I could not break out of, it had bars made of petals, ceilings lighted with memories and under my feet the hearts of people beating only by my love (or so I wanted to believe). It was the fragile nature of this confinement that made my escape impossible. And even though IContinue reading ““Eventually” – Nayana Nair”

“My promise to you” – Nayana Nair

I will place the promise of tomorrow on your lips. They will first taste of cyclones in my breath. Then they will taste of desperate dying breath. The will taste of light and of blindness. They will taste of the dreams that slip from your eyes. They will taste of the skin that we areContinue reading ““My promise to you” – Nayana Nair”

“Let me sell you a story” – Nayana Nair

Let me sell you a story. A lie that my hollow life could live in. A home that can be changed to my need. A reality that never exists, but is as real as the stories, the lives that we avoided by one choice. Let me sell you a story, let me sell you myContinue reading ““Let me sell you a story” – Nayana Nair”

“Flowers, skies and me” – Nayana Nair

I place myself in the center of room as you panic to pack up your stuff, being careful that nothing is left behind. There are flowers growing in the corners of the room that ask you to stay. There are green skies that we painted. There are flaws your and mine that decorate this wall.Continue reading ““Flowers, skies and me” – Nayana Nair”