“in the light that smiles nonetheless” – Nayana Nair

that’s where my anger lives on the mud stains of a size 7 shoesswimming on the white floor of my small apartment. in the plants uprooted, in the marigolds strewnand trampled on, in the light that smiles nonetheless. on the streets where lives my fear – that finds meand almost kills me, every time iContinue reading ““in the light that smiles nonetheless” – 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”

“Trace” – Nayana Nair

I will trace your tears through the meteor shower, through the footsteps that you followed, through the hands that you held, through the hearts that you broke, through the marks on your skin, through the lost and found columns, through the moist flower placed in you books, through that crossed out name, on every page.Continue reading ““Trace” – Nayana Nair”

“Weather” – Nayana Nair

There are footsteps drawn in rainwater that float on the floor that was once firm and solid but now cracks under my every step. The rain and storm must have brought him here. The never improving weather of his heart. Did he find what he came for? How long he must have stood here? WasContinue reading ““Weather” – Nayana Nair”