“in the light that smiles nonetheless” – Nayana Nair

that’s where my anger lives on the mud stains of a size 7 shoesswimming on the white floor of my small apartment. in the plants uprooted, in the marigolds strewnand trampled on, in the light that smiles nonetheless. on the streets where lives my fear – that finds meand almost kills me, every time iContinue reading ““in the light that smiles nonetheless” – Nayana Nair”

“Getting Rid of Roads” – Nayana Nair

I wish I could keep it all,that I didn’t have to get rid ofthe roads that won’t take me anywhere. All the beginnings that won’t see an end,I wish I could hold onto them. If only my heart was huge enoughto keep every feeling that I do not need anymore,I wouldn’t have to abandon theContinue reading ““Getting Rid of Roads” – Nayana Nair”

“You are the difference” – Nayana Nair

On evenings such as thesewhen the all the withered flowers of my hearthave regained the life that once left them,when I have known what is it to die,when I have known how rare it is to find a road back to lifewhen I have known the pain of losing,I feel even now I can tryContinue reading ““You are the difference” – Nayana Nair”

“Life with you” – Nayana Nair

There is something about this life. This life with you that makes me feel guilty. It is the life that I am not supposed to be in. I feel like I am trespassing and any moment someone would catch me for asking and taking more than I deserve for thinking of a possibility of happinessContinue reading ““Life with you” – Nayana Nair”

“Sleeve of Silk” – Nayana Nair

An ornament blue that reminded me of your eyes. The sleeve of silk that had finally felt like mine. The black of my eyes, the blood of my lips. They took it away one by one. While you looked on almost happy to have avoided my fate. My life became colored with a dazzling redContinue reading ““Sleeve of Silk” – Nayana Nair”