“everything else” – Nayana Nair

“warm”this word has become coldsitting at the base of my throatmy throat burnsand my everything else?my everything else-my pretty flesh and my ugly insides-who want me to be thereand at the same want me gone.i guess they want me to change.this is my new lowwhere my organs are my imaginary friendsthe only ones I canContinue reading ““everything else” – Nayana Nair”

“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”

“storm of kindness” – Nayana Nair

i refuse to go out intothe storm of kindnesswhere well-meaning peopledrunk on the idea of charityare running amok on streets. they don’t know themselvesbut they know my kind,they know all the kinds of people i might turn intoif i don’t give up and let them in. they want to know the name of personwho brokeContinue reading ““storm of kindness” – 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”

“Crack in my mind” – Nayana Nair

I couldn’t look into the eyes of the people I knew all my life or even people who never knew me. Every morning I woke up I felt I have left a part of me in the nightmare of the last the day. I was afraid that with every hello that I said I willContinue reading ““Crack in my mind” – Nayana Nair”