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.