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To Harness the Wind


i always fear

what people might say

when they find out i’m

a poet


-the world tends to have

trouble when the

real mixes with

an unexpected dose of



to many i am like

a banyan tree


rooted and secure,

certain of the path i walk and

unwavering in my pursuit of

that which i know


but in reality i am

the wind that blows through it.


i twist and i move,

making things bend and

changing direction when

something calls my name


and i’m not sure of

what the world would

think of that.


an inconsistent writer in

a stubbornly immobile world


so i resign my life to

pen and paper,


shield my personality behind

moleskine journals and

composition notebooks

i share sparingly and

read copiously, 

delving into stories more

realistic than i and

allowing myself to explore

the unthinkable 


and maybe i could 

be braver,

escape the invisible window

that separates me from

the rest of the world, 

speak my truth as confidently 

as i do my order at

a coffee shop


but i am finding comfort

in the wind


i see rainbows in

muddy puddles,

wear soft socks on

rocky ground


drink tea in 

unusual places,

carry a book

whenever i go,

drive under the speed limit

to make sure i don’t miss

the view


,and right now

that is okay.


if all you can do

is all you can do

then maybe all you can do

is enough.


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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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