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Running

Running
Ms. Levine

I felt the wind beneath my feet

as I chased it

this early morning.

 

The rhythm of hard steps against cool pavement

synchronized

with the deep pounding that escaped my chest

and became one with my mind.

Incandescent beads of sweat

gleamed in the sunrise

and ebullience

rushed through me.

My breathing thinned.

 

I knew I had harnessed the wind

because there was no exhaust—

only a low thumping

as I stood

in front of my feet,

 

breathing.

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Ms. Levine, English Teacher and Advisor
Ms. Levine teaches 9th and 12th grade English and is passionate about creative writing. She has experience as a freelance writer, has published creative nonfiction essays and is working on a novel. She hopes to help students discover their voices and help nurture a new generation of writers.
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