I'll tell you what it feels like to be a poet
It's like this—
To be a poet
Is to be an ocean
And what it drowns at the same time.
It's like knowing that grief is your last name.
It's like not knowing where to go despite having a map,
Like buying a really expensive dress just to hang it in the closet forever.
Being a poet is like not knowing about the world.
Sometimes it's like being the sky.
To be a poet is to be the shadow
When you could've been light.
© Sezalpreet Kaur
Bio: Sezalpreet Kaur is a high school student who started writing at an early age. One of her works has been featured on Poetry Nation's website and she has been the participant of the Foyle Young Poet's competition 2020 as well.