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A Place to Land


no one knows this,

but I am afraid

of leaving home


my whole life

it has been assumed

that I would travel far


pack my bags as soon as

that diploma hits

my hands


and for the majority

of my life

I believed it.


I applied to colleges more than

a plane ride away,

explored as many

far-flung campuses

as I could get my

naïve little

hands on


struggled to understand

those that wanted to

stay close


questioned those with

dreams unlike

my own


– but now I am



airplanes feel less like freedom

and more like


car rides are a light switch for

my worries and

packing bags fill my stomach

with first date



my excitement has morphed into

fear and the

list of reasons I wanted to get

away have transformed into

a recitation of things I am

scared of


the money

the distance

the travel

the unknown


it’s impossible to tell

if these feelings are

logic of my mind or

yearning of my

weary heart,


but what I know

is that I

will end up



I just have to trust

that I will land

where I’m supposed to



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marin poleshek

hi! my name is marin, and i am a rising senior at homewood high school. i love to read, write, run, bake, and hike. my favorite color is forest green, and i am currently obsessed with waffles and ranch fries 🙂

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