against my glove, abrading
the callouses through
the thin fabric. three clicks until the sail catches
the wind just right. my boot grazes the strap
as I slowly lean back and allow my face to feel the cool ocean spray after every
Sometimes I wish I could be her; not just in control of steering her.
Sometimes I wish I could be her; able to get up so easily. Head
strong through and against those tough waters.
Or even on the easy days. Take time to slow.
I aspire to be her. On any course.
Annie is a high school senior from New Jersey who is a varsity sailor on her high school team. With passionate creativity and an observant eye, Annie reflects on her own characteristics with her time spent on the water sailing as well as other aspects of her life. When off the water and out of the classroom, Annie enjoys sewing garments and accessories for herself and friends, as well as taking on hiking trips outdoors.