“The eyes of my mother” – Nayana Nair

I planted the idea of a happy family,a happy tomorrow,into the eyes of my motherwith breaking tips of my pencilsagainst her granite eye lashes. I told her the story about the boywho is ever so sadbecause his parents didn’t care enough,who weeps on his empty birthdays,who weeps into my heart.I tell her I am notContinue reading ““The eyes of my mother” – Nayana Nair”

“Is this what this distance, this decision means?” – Nayana Nair

With my back to the my cold family namethe metallic alphabets printing hard on my clothes,I standwith my feet half out of my pretty shoes –with my painted nails still hidden in the skin of another animal,my hands revolving the beautiful replica of Saturnaround the plastic heart on my elaborate key chain- a stage ofContinue reading ““Is this what this distance, this decision means?” – Nayana Nair”

“Experiment” – Nayana Nair

The unopened letters,the calls never picked,the feelings cut as a bud,the door knocks I chose to ignore-cover my ground in color of hope.Hope?Yes, hope. Like the messed up experiment of Schrodinger’s fictional pet,I continue to see hopetill I keep my heart closed.Are you still there inside me?Or are you long gone? I do not needContinue reading ““Experiment” – Nayana Nair”

“I have nothing of you” – Nayana Nair

I walked into troubles, into fogged minds,into friend circles that cultivated their alter egos on every meager piece of earth that they otherwise couldn’t plant their feet upon. I walked into crumbling cities, into impossible dreams,into the lifeless replicas of your heart-hoping you would come after me.But as time ate me upI just hoped thatContinue reading ““I have nothing of you” – Nayana Nair”