“Cheap Literature” – Nayana Nair

Don’t ask which part of meare easier to love. I have tried so hardto become someone who cannot be be lovedwithout effort or tears. My faith in love,my faith in those who loveor it’s absenceis not so difficult to explain. Clue: Every pop song that leaves you in shambles.Clue: The books that you call cheapContinue reading ““Cheap Literature” – Nayana Nair”

“Unlike me” – Nayana Nair

Sometimes I fear you –the way you can make me want to change,the way you make me act unlike myself.I doubt that maybe I am too easily convincedand too easily affected by your existence. I wonder my effort to become someone you deservehow is it different from the insincerity that I have always shown toContinue reading ““Unlike me” – Nayana Nair”

“Even if you don’t want me back” – Nayana Nair

From the corner of my eyeI see you smile,I see it fade.I see you fade. From the corner of my eyefalls a tear,as I run into my mistakes,run into my cruel words,as I try to find you,in this place where you once lead me by my hand. In every space, in every memory,in every versionContinue reading ““Even if you don’t want me back” – Nayana Nair”

“Part and Parcel” – Nayana Nair

That day when it rained of bruised and dying birds of feathers marked with colors only an arrogant and confident cruelty can cause, everyone looked about for an umbrella to protect themselves from this vision that they didn’t want to witness. This was not the historic moment that they wanted to be part of. IContinue reading ““Part and Parcel” – Nayana Nair”

“Another Song for You” – Nayana Nair

I will make you yet another song that you will unfailingly forget, but these are not for you to remember me anyway. Only dip your tired bleeding feet into these gentle waters of my heart. Soak in the words that you deserve to hear. And then you can again go on that path, that callsContinue reading ““Another Song for You” – Nayana Nair”

“Other ‘Almost’s” – Nayana Nair

Sometimes you find me the words that I am too tired to look for. And place it in my hand with such careful touch, that I feel I could almost cry. And that too will be added to the list of other ‘almost’s that my life has lived through. These moments become a house standingContinue reading ““Other ‘Almost’s” – Nayana Nair”

“Can there be a me?” – Nayana Nair

Can there be a me in future, who wouldn’t second guess the genuinety of people and relations. Who wouldn’t live on scarpes of leftover love. Who would sigh less, and smile better. Who doesn’t wake up to relive every sadness till date. Whose time is not trapped and wasted on crumpled papers. I hope thereContinue reading ““Can there be a me?” – 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”

“Sleep” -Nayana Nair

It has been ages since I wanted to sleep. I feel tired and exhausted. I feel an urge to dip myself in cold cold water. So I could get rid of this heaviness in my soul. I feel like running and crying and cursing and speaking all the stuff that make no sense. I doContinue reading ““Sleep” -Nayana Nair”