“Wedding Photos” – Nayana Nair

It was like magicrunning the highlighter, the bright crayonover the sepia hands of her.She didn’t complain or cryas we ruined another photograph of hers,as we tried to hide the evidenceof her failed love, our failing life. We cut her out, moved her awayfrom the one who looked like us.We placed her side of story, herContinue reading ““Wedding Photos” – Nayana Nair”

“News of my new love and loveless life” – Nayana Nair

DRAWING THE STARS WRONGall my hopes, now in your hands,feel like signs of trouble.i liked it on paper, the broken star in red ink,but not on my sky.can i undo my steps to you?will my heart break even if you leave my skin? STRIPPING YOU OF FLESHbefore i turn away from youthere are things thatContinue reading ““News of my new love and loveless life” – Nayana Nair”

“Assignment” – Nayana Nair

There was that pile of paperI could never keep safe.The crossed out, always crossed out words,words always out of order,words turned beautifulonly because they dissolvedin my frustration.Only because now I cannot read themwithout effort.I must make something out of themsomething that couldn’t possibly be mine. The blue ink dripping,forming planets on unexpected letters,forming planets onContinue reading ““Assignment” – Nayana Nair”

“Virtual Image” – Nayana Nair

“the image in mirror is never formed“ I copied this slowlyfrom my friend’s notes,reading too much into it. I moved my handsover the new definition of real. I traced the lines, the dull path of lightas faithfully as I couldbut the solid blue lines of ink touch the glassand are broken cleanly by the lawsContinue reading ““Virtual Image” – Nayana Nair”

“Braid Your Love” – Nayana Nair

I couldn’t help but to love you, this you, that from your darkness pushed me away, tried to save me from my choices. *** When I told you that I loved you for your selfless honestly, you made up your mind to leave. *** You told me as you packed your bag that all honestyContinue reading ““Braid Your Love” – Nayana Nair”

“Your News” – Nayana Nair

Another happy newsfloats in the periphery of my vision. -x- Though it holds the love of those who have found something to love, something to live for- it makes me restless. I want to open these envelopesand mean it when i tell youhow happy I am for you,but I am not. -x- I am sorryContinue reading ““Your News” – Nayana Nair”

“All I Can Do” – Nayana Nair

If all I can do is to write up my pain that will fill itself every morning again. And hide the evidence of my weakness on pages that burn with longing for the fading ink, the ink that longs to see those eyes from whom they were meant to hide. Then I am just movingContinue reading ““All I Can Do” – Nayana Nair”

“Safe” – Nayana Nair

My bare feet are as cold as the marbled floor, it rests on. And my heart is as fresh as the smell of earth after rain. My hands move on the rim of my glass from which I drink up life. And I close my eyes knowing these bars will keep me safe. I’ve gotContinue reading ““Safe” – Nayana Nair”