“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”

“What I Remember (21)” – Nayana Nair

I prod and push the glass slowly, carefullyto the edge of the table,where your glass stands.At the edge where you place your suitcase,where you always tie your laces once againjust to be sure. That is the place you tell me to lovewhen you think I might lend something of meto keep such place alive,to keepContinue reading ““What I Remember (21)” – 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”

“Keep Peace” – Nayana Nair

I could be anything I wanted but not her. She thinks too less about wanting the right things, about wanting things that are lying around in the debris of Lego buildings broken by hands of a small gods who gets bored easily. If she really wanted to feel what fulfillment feels like she could haveContinue reading ““Keep Peace” – Nayana Nair”