S A R I S H A K U R U P
I put together a small chapbook at the end of last year of all of the poems I had written in my fall semester. Since I have come to college I find myself writing far more academically, but far less creatively. I suppose this is to be expected, and I have come to love academic writing so I am not particularly upset, except that I have a latent fear that if I spend enough time not writing creatively, I will somehow lose the ability to do so entirely.
It took me a while to decide to share this. I guess I have never really felt like a Good Poet, and so I never felt my work was worth the validation of my sharing it with other people. I don't know what changed my mind about the whole thing. Perhaps sharing this will motivate me to write more? All I know is that it is a Sunday morning, and I've booked a trip to New York for Wednesday on a fantastical whim, and I suddenly remembered this little chapbook wasting away in the Documents folder.