All the Way

by Dylan Stachtiaris, age 16
All the Way Dylan loves to write poetry and creative pieces. She lives in New York City, but she is an outdoors person at heart. She loves to ski, hike, and camp with her family and friends.

“The waters break roughly,
So I look far out to sea,
Where it sits patiently,
Waiting calmly for me.”

I approach the water

Many times a day.

Sometimes I dip my toe in,

But I never go all the way.


I linger by the coast,

But soon high tides win.

I scurry back up,

Jagged rocks breaking my skin. 


The heat of it burns me,

The cold pushes me away.

But I know when I’m ready,

Nothing will make me stay. 


The waters break roughly,

So I look far out to sea,

Where it sits patiently,

Waiting calmly for me. 


Someday I won’t be scared;

I’ll dive all the way in.

And when they come to find me,

I’ll be nothing but the wind. 


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