“On a morning long gone” – Nayana Nair

On the tapered ends of my lipswhen I found your lips nestled near mine,I asked“Is this love? Is this your love?”and you answered “Obviously not.”So I told my heart to grow up.Growing up was the only waynot to hurt. On the spring infested roads,I found your handon my melting waist. On a nameless cold rainyContinue reading ““On a morning long gone” – Nayana Nair”

“Under the Blue” – Nayana Nair

The button of self-destruct was never so glorious,never so definite, never so absoluteuntil she uttered “end” and it sounded like “home” to me. I feared looking at the mark of x on my mapsthat she had found with great pains.The blue under the mark looked so harmless even when it was not. Only when IContinue reading ““Under the Blue” – Nayana Nair”

“Evergreen” – Nayana Nair

The nights are not that painful anymorewhatever grows in meis evergreen.It has no care for lack of light in this world,no care for years filled with question marks.Unlike me,it has no fear to be eaten up or extinguished.Unlike me. It is so unlike me,that I can rely on it to keep me floatingeven my handsContinue reading ““Evergreen” – Nayana Nair”

“Another Dream” – Nayana Nair

The world is still blue, but blue looks so beautiful today. Today there is no better you or better me that haunts us in our happy moments. So you can plan your solo journey on your old map while I get ready for my work. Let’s mark date on calendar, a place on earth whereContinue reading ““Another Dream” – Nayana Nair”

“Part and Parcel” – Nayana Nair

That day when it rained of bruised and dying birds of feathers marked with colors only an arrogant and confident cruelty can cause, everyone looked about for an umbrella to protect themselves from this vision that they didn’t want to witness. This was not the historic moment that they wanted to be part of. IContinue reading ““Part and Parcel” – Nayana Nair”

“Aunt” – Nayana Nair

“Yes, I do have plans for my future my dear aunt.” I say, after I see her put her cup down and look at me with sympathy and resentment. “How can we not worry. It is your future we are talking about.” Actually, I never had these conversation, at least not with my aunt. IContinue reading ““Aunt” – Nayana Nair”

“Aimless Insects” – Nayana Nair

A last chance again brushes past me and a list gathers in me like aimless insects gathering around their last light. They talk to each other about all the things that they had hoped they would find by now. One by one tears fill up in the eyes of every wish, when one of themContinue reading ““Aimless Insects” – Nayana Nair”

“Assumption” – Nayana Nair

We assumed that this fire that melts and hurts was safe in our hearts and no one would have to know, no one has to get burned, bear marks of this uncertain change that leaves us strangers to the ones we love. That makes it difficult to act like what we used to be, whenContinue reading ““Assumption” – Nayana Nair”

“Nothing hurts more” – Nayana Nair

The table is set before us. The lights from a far away sadness finding its way to our faces, that seem too empty without it. There are friends holding glasses filled with whatever helps them forget their hope. Nothing hurts more than hope. For this hour the ache of our heels and the weight onContinue reading ““Nothing hurts more” – Nayana Nair”

“Must be Lived” – Nayana Nair

By the grave of your every love, I have cried for nights. For the love they took to their graves and the life you have lost. This life that demands me to suffer without hope. This ocean that I never thought my feet would touch. The night seem so lonely, not having someone to lookContinue reading ““Must be Lived” – Nayana Nair”