what is poetry?

poetry is worlds and oceans compacted into stanzas
poetry is my gateway
my scape
a pool for diving in
with all the things i’ve lived
and every verse is a confession
every word is every person
i ever held hands with
ever got struck with

poetry is bringing a backpack of all the things i know
and all the stories i was told

poetry has life-saving traits
it pulls you up from down below
poetry embraces me with all my flaws

i’ve given in
and i am
swimming in its blissful pool

gasping &

all at the same time


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