“Enough for me” – Nayana Nair

She climbed the stairsnever pausing for a second.I knew what a second of thought could do.How it could pull back her stepsand let out her screams.I knew this is something she didn’t need. She climbed the stairsand walked towards me.Beside me, not exactly near,steps away perhaps she stood.And that was enough for me. Enough forContinue reading ““Enough for me” – Nayana Nair”

“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”

“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”

“On Erasing Roads” – Nayana Nair

The dead world lives through her.Her escape is a door left openfor the violence to spread,or so she always believed.When she saw someone who reminded her of love,saw that the fragile bird of happinesswould choose sit by her window and wait for her to sing back,when all that could make her feel safe and somehowContinue reading ““On Erasing Roads” – Nayana Nair”

“Closer to Me” – Nayana Nair

Now the dark corners are the only safe place remaining. The loveless days are the only memory where we can rest where we can hide from all the passion that we wished for, all the feelings we couldn’t handle. You once wrote to me about the night that hung as a curtain over your window,Continue reading ““Closer to Me” – 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”

“Glass I am made of ” – Nayana Nair

There were days in my life when I knew the sun could never shine brighter and I can never be more happy. I thought these with the innocent belief of constancy of happiness, rather than the realization that put an end to hopes. Somehow with time the glass I am made of has bend, hasContinue reading ““Glass I am made of ” – Nayana Nair”

“Sidestep” – Nayana Nair

The colors that have drained from the dreams of people, lie cluttered on the doorway of their homes. Everytime they try to leave for something more practical and more safe life, that they chose, that awaits them everyday and does not keep them worrying about what all they can loose. Everytime they step out, evenContinue reading ““Sidestep” – Nayana Nair”

“Name a few” – Nayana Nair

Your hands were tired of holding me together, holding me to ground, keeping me safe from myself and my fate. And when you were no longer there I could go anywhere in the world, live different lives, and see the world anew. Wait for the death of my sorrow. Or kill myself with what IContinue reading ““Name a few” – Nayana Nair”