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Poem: “if i had all that i wanted”


i want to go to canada.

see the woods and

feel the cold and

meet the people

(because i have always heard

the people there

are kinder than

the people here).


i want to see oregon.

because although 

i never have fit in

in this place, 

something tells me 

it would feel

like home.


i want to visit new orleans.

but not because 

i want to dance 

at a bar on bourbon street, 

or figure out

why it’s called 

the crescent city,


but because i want

to be part

of a family,

[and you always said

i could be part 

of yours].


i want to live in seattle.

feel the damp mist on my skin

and the fog in my bones,

sit outside and

let it soak deep into my soul.


i want to hike wales.

with a pack on my shoulders,

while tripping over my 

hiking boots

(that have always been

a size too big)

and eating scones

in tiny b&bs’,


i want to walk vermont.

(but only in the fall)

so i can wear 

my favorite blue sweater

and listen to you remind me

that i am beautiful.


i want to dance in an apple orchard.

get married in

the crisp autumn air,

and tell you that

although i want to see

the world,


the only thing

i need to see

is you.

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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