“one more person” – Nayana Nair

the one thing i can’t beis honest.though there are many other adjectivesthat stare at mefrom their balconies at midnightas i walk and crawl through the dirt road,through the pool of lights,crying and shouting and breaking dreamsin every home that i pass by.i hear them shaking their headswith disapproval and hopelessness.i look at their hazy shadowsandContinue reading ““one more person” – Nayana Nair”

“the shadow at the foot of my bed” – Nayana Nair

today is the birthday of one another oddity of mine.on a day like this,few calendars agoi learnt how to turn my helplessness into my charm.i learnt to fill the glasses, the throats of everyone i knowwith something sweet, with a taste they can’t name.i learnt to become something that can’t be known or hurt.in myContinue reading ““the shadow at the foot of my bed” – Nayana Nair”

“Keep me inside” – Nayana Nair

I can help you count everything you have. These objects have no meaning to me but I know something about life even if I don’t know everything. I know that your hands will stop shaking only if they keep counting, only when you have confirmed that you have not become poorer that you were aContinue reading ““Keep me inside” – Nayana Nair”

“For you to disappear”- Nayana Nair

When the wind blows there are no branches to shake, no windows to rattle, no forgotten clothes to be abducted from my backyard, no ghost songs to invite me to new nightmares. Only your imagined face, that looks nothing like you these days, in these lifeless eyes keeps flickering. Making you almost real, making meContinue reading ““For you to disappear”- Nayana Nair”

“Receding Waves” – Nayana Nair

The thought of you walking down to me and speaking to me as if speaking to a child, as if speaking to one with disability of understanding only your words. It brings me to an ocean of receding waves and words where we could have walked every morning, we could have found a way toContinue reading ““Receding Waves” – Nayana Nair”

“Neighbour” – Nayana Nair

You were almost like that neighbour who listened to sad songs at 2 am walking me up, shaking me up to my own sadness and as I cried I never knew if you also cried or was I crying your share of tears as well. Have you finally gone to back to sleep taking myContinue reading ““Neighbour” – Nayana Nair”

“All Such Things” – Nayana Nair

The days that starts with a painful realization of the world. The nights that stops with this awareness put to sleep. And you whom I can’t shake off from my thoughts. All such things that happen just because they do and not because I am any better or any worse than anyone else. All suchContinue reading ““All Such Things” – Nayana Nair”

“Like each other” – Nayana Nair

Can it be, that somehow we have become so much like each other that we we have lost our own skies lost our own rivers and we have created this world where there is only us. Can it be, that the ground here shakes to become separate, that the air here is heavier than itContinue reading ““Like each other” – Nayana Nair”

“Be You” – Nayana Nair

Oh! Let me be you. Who walks with a sun in your pocket for every rainy day. Who stood at crossroads and decided which road shouldn’t exist. Let me be you for a day. So that I am not the one who hides in hollow words, who makes her bed on the dreams of others.Continue reading ““Be You” – Nayana Nair”