“the broken-hearted” – Nayana Nair

the broken-hearted know no lovefor anything or anyonethat is not the one breaking their heart.they see through you.even when they say hellothey almost get your name wrong,you can tell it from the look in their eyes.they drink and fill every room with songsthat were not so hard to bearwhen they were just noises that radioContinue reading ““the broken-hearted” – Nayana Nair”

“I let him drive” – Nayana Nair

I roll down my windowhoping for the first timethat I knew how to driveso that I wouldn’t have a confused witnessto my impulse of moving forward by a mileand falling down by a heartbeat. “Is everything alright?”,he asks me too often.I don’t bother to calm him down by saying ‘yes’as I was doing an hourContinue reading ““I let him drive” – Nayana Nair”

“you know where you have hidden your light” – Nayana Nair

have you come to find the life, the handthat lit every eye that you have come across? you can sit here and look at me for your whole lifebut you won’t forget the one whom you cannot face. she had a sweeter heart than mine, i can guess.every lover in their best moment were asContinue reading ““you know where you have hidden your light” – Nayana Nair”

“from where i stand, you are the only star” – Nayana Nair

Now that we have buried all the clocks,a day passes only when our eyes meet again,night comes only when we say goodbye.And when I walk away from the shade of her smile,I think that I am forgetting something,something that would have made me sad.But her name, her words have grown ferociously, violentlyon whatever I onceContinue reading ““from where i stand, you are the only star” – Nayana Nair”

“What I Remember (13)” – Nayana Nair

i did all that i must doand now no one asks me what’s next.thankfully,no one burdens me with with their dreams anymore.i am no longer a possible candidate for the worst,for taking over the misfortune of my mother’s life.i no longer have to worry about hurting my parents bybeing like them or living like them.thankfully,whatContinue reading ““What I Remember (13)” – Nayana Nair”

“Stay Awake” – Nayana Nair

You loved well. I loved well. The saddest days we have made it though are proof that. We have survived through the worst, it is just that we don’t know how to love each other in peace. How to keep our love alive when there are no enemies threatening it. The calendars change, the furnitureContinue reading ““Stay Awake” – Nayana Nair”

“Receding Waves” – Nayana Nair

The thought of you walking down to me and speaking to me as if speaking to a child, as if speaking to one with disability of understanding only your words. It brings me to an ocean of receding waves and words where we could have walked every morning, we could have found a way toContinue reading ““Receding Waves” – Nayana Nair”

“New Limitations” – Nayana Nair

I tended to all the brokenness that now remained on your skin after they found you at places where they didn’t want you to be. I hoped it was only your skin that was red and sore. The more silent you sat, the more my heart worried. As you tired to smile for me IContinue reading ““New Limitations” – Nayana Nair”

“Flaw of my Heart” – Nayana Nair

Though I hate to admit it, I have known more happiness than I should. And the days of sorrow that I talk about were not as bad as I write. The flaw of my heart was always being too expectant, of overestimating my worth in the schemes of life. Believing that the tales I readContinue reading ““Flaw of my Heart” – Nayana Nair”

“Can there be a me?” – Nayana Nair

Can there be a me in future, who wouldn’t second guess the genuinety of people and relations. Who wouldn’t live on scarpes of leftover love. Who would sigh less, and smile better. Who doesn’t wake up to relive every sadness till date. Whose time is not trapped and wasted on crumpled papers. I hope thereContinue reading ““Can there be a me?” – Nayana Nair”