“One More” – Nayana Nair

I return to my unaffected neighborhood. The success of my efforts to keep them ignorant vexes me, their narrow vision, their inability to see me as I do, their belief in me, the love they handout to me, the children that look up at me- making me feel smaller. ~ I have no option butContinue reading ““One More” – Nayana Nair”

“Not There” – Nayana Nair

Stay right beside me. Stay till I fall asleep. Once my eyes have given up, on seeing the world for what it is and failing each time. When my hold on your fingers loosens breath by breath. When I finally fall asleep. Let me dream of a love for us that hurts little less. LiveContinue reading ““Not There” – Nayana Nair”

“Spare me” – Nayana Nair

Spare me from your prayers and spare me from your hearts. I do not yearn for heaven for I never believed it from the start. Spare me from your world. The fear and resentment of being left beind feels less like resentment each day. The reality of life the pain I have given myself turnsContinue reading ““Spare me” – Nayana Nair”

“My Dear” – Nayana Nair

My dear, Our hands muddied with smaller crimes and greater guilts, are the only hands that we have to hold each other. Our faults make up this love is the only love that can survive the deaths of our hope and trust in each other.

“How I spend my seconds” – Nayana Nair

I look at your eyes and notice the tone of your voice. Every second, each day afraid that something I do, or something I say might offend you. I walk around your shadow and you wonder why my touch, why my words are so cold. I wonder how long will I keep you in myContinue reading ““How I spend my seconds” – Nayana Nair”

“Stop tugging at my clothes” – Nayana Nair

Though I thought it would be difficult. Each step I took with an ease and with a courage that I didn’t know was there in me. No sadness in the world existed in my face or heart, but only a child, a smaller me, tugging at my clothes, telling me to stop trying hard toContinue reading ““Stop tugging at my clothes” – Nayana Nair”