“name my heart” – Nayana Nair

i draw a white lighton another perfect windowwith my broken hand the clouds have gatheredfor memy blue stream must be dying inside i speak my softest tonguei lift my woundsto show my untainted heart stay on the waves in my eyestouch the only vein in my bodythat knows how to hope, i beg but theyContinue reading ““name my heart” – Nayana Nair”

“this how i want to be frozen in you” – Nayana Nair

wave after wave of cold air,of sad premonitionsreached us, tried to convince usthat this was a really bad idea.that on a cold day like thisthere were easier ways to find warmth,ways that would take away no part of us. and frankly i was afraid.i stopped maybe a million times on my tracks.i waited for someoneContinue reading ““this how i want to be frozen in you” – 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”

“Difference” – Nayana Nair

Her head floats in the sea of sleep, in the rising and falling waves of dreams, in the island of blankets that is kept warm only by her own body. As the light in her room changes its hue, the chill on her window melts into the nothingness that the day always brings. Words andContinue reading ““Difference” – Nayana Nair”

“Better Understanding” – Nayana Nair

Her fingers brushed past my skin, in a hurry to avoid what I am. As if she knew what to avoid, what not to remind, what must not be spoken – for the love to remain. Only after I learnt to let my footsteps be taken by the waves, only after taking myself out ofContinue reading ““Better Understanding” – Nayana Nair”

“A little bit longer” – Nayana Nair

This morning I find myself longing to look at the sun and the morsel of half-cooked food stays on my tongue a little bit longer than it should. The door opens with a sound of crashing waves and so I know it is you who has come. With my back to your face, I smileContinue reading ““A little bit longer” – Nayana Nair”

“Keys” – Nayana Nair

The keys beneath my finger are tired of creating words and sounds, that live too less and die too soon, because they couldn’t breathe in the air devoid of you. Bigger waves of noises drag them, drown them and lose them to the place where they lived before they were born. They wait in theContinue reading ““Keys” – Nayana Nair”

“Momentary World”- Nayana Nair

Wave after wave of blue marble swept me up to a newer height. I saw a sunset over avalanches frozen and melting. I saw the planes of memory flying in a windless sky. I walked through the garden of trees laden with fruits of snow. I came to love the momentary world of the songsContinue reading ““Momentary World”- 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”