“Melting a Rose” – Nayana Nair

… In rooms like thesemy hollowness becomes real. It becomes an ant that won’t stop walkingwith its tiny feet across the span of my hands,a felling that won’t rest. It feels like the rainthat falls and fills everything before me.Leaving me alone. Alone to think of you. And I.again I find in you a hope?aContinue reading ““Melting a Rose” – Nayana Nair”

“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”

“but the waves run away from me” – Nayana Nair

the trees sway behind methey tower and droop and dieabove the cold parked cars.i hear the soundsthat i couldn’t till last nightit is music to my earsand “warnings of ruin” to my mind.the green monster, the metal carriage,and their lonely helpless masterface the direction of ocean.if we were bigger,if everything before us could melt,if iContinue reading ““but the waves run away from me” – Nayana Nair”

“Fossil” – Nayana Nair

Drop by drop the wax fillsthe bucket of broken butterflies. I am falling into another sleep,into another death that is warm,that embraces me like no lover ever has. I feel the pain in my wings, and unlike other daysI try to think that this will never pass.That I will remain like this, with a bitContinue reading ““Fossil” – Nayana Nair”

“a proper life” – Nayana Nair

the metal melts on my tongue.this must be the fever that everyone warned me against.now i will never know how to die properly. i used up every drop i could find on this planetto make the broken trees in me grow.and there are so many, so many skeletons with stunted growth. i read we needContinue reading ““a proper life” – Nayana Nair”

“What do you see?” – Nayana Nair

i sat on the cold melting ground,my hand filled with what would soon be me.“there is nothing to scavenge here,there is no hope in such death”,you said as you placed my handon this face that you no longer called yours.“what do you see?“(you asked this so often)“what would you like me to say?“,were the onlyContinue reading ““What do you see?” – Nayana Nair”

“this how i want to be frozen in you” – Nayana Nair

wave after wave of cold air,of sad premonitionsreached us, tried to convince usthat this was a really bad idea.that on a cold day like thisthere were easier ways to find warmth,ways that would take away no part of us. and frankly i was afraid.i stopped maybe a million times on my tracks.i waited for someoneContinue reading ““this how i want to be frozen in you” – Nayana Nair”

“Give Up” – Nayana Nair

You’ve taught me that I need not be only one thing and suffer because of it. That my identity need not be something that traps me and stops me from doing what I want or change my mind about what I want. That I could melt in love and still be as strong as IContinue reading ““Give Up” – Nayana Nair”

“Same Season” – Nayana Nair

The tree looked at his friend through the net of blooming flowers at his forlorn form, at the new desert on his skin. Recalling his own autumn that is gone and will come again and wondered what is this friendship, that makes them smile at each other even when the same season decorates one withContinue reading ““Same Season” – Nayana Nair”

“Burnt Dreams” – Nayana Nair

My night melts into dreams of you and even when I loose my dream I loose my sleep, the night stays with me. The broken strand of hair on my shoulder could have been your tear if it had not passed through this night I live with, if it was not born in the fragileContinue reading ““Burnt Dreams” – Nayana Nair”