“Always Shining” – Nayana Nair

. Are they finally drowning?The sails, the flags, the songsthe party, and the expensive backless silks.The rings and guns and blood shining.Always shining.They are finally coming for us.We will again have someone’s face in front of usat least for a whileand we will sing songsthat they have no choice but to listen to.The cries andContinue reading ““Always Shining” – Nayana Nair”

“Stranded” – Nayana Nair

The tissues I have cried into are my excuses, to hide the clutter of calls and love I forgot to return. Sometimes it is too late to clear the mess I made. It is more difficult to retain my will to clean it all up, which sort of made me guilty of creating another sadContinue reading ““Stranded” – Nayana Nair”

“Blue” – Nayana Nair

You once sat on my shore. You fell in love with the water in which ships, treasures and lives were lost. The same ocean is taking you in today. You told me, the drops of sea reamining on your hands yearn to touch my eyes again. If so, why wasn’t I taken away? Why amContinue reading ““Blue” – Nayana Nair”

“Island” – Nayana Nair

I have the map, I have the ship and I know where to go. But I end up steering my way back to the island that I left. Like I have done so many times before. I wonder whether the map is wrong? or do I not want to leave? or is the island allContinue reading ““Island” – Nayana Nair”

“REMINDER” – Nayana Nair

Bright light hovering over my head Lighting me up, making me its own. Inseparable, as if I am light itself. The blinding brightness of my being Leaves me incapable of finding my way Through my own thoughts, turned strangers. In this light, I have nothing to write Nothing that’s mine. And I fear these blankContinue reading ““REMINDER” – Nayana Nair”