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"Fishing" by Winston Holt published in national publication

Winston Holt, a 9th grader, wrote a poem titled "Fishing" last May for his 8th grade English class. This poem was recently selected for publication from among hundreds of poems by Creative Communications for their fall 2021 student poetry anthology. 
Congratulations to Winston for his accomplishment as one of our fine KCD poets of distinction!

Read Winston's poem below.


The cool morning
breeze from the lake,
the feeling that I am going
to catch a big one... I extend my arm
deep, deep, deep into the water, tempting
that giant fish to have a little snack. He falls for it,
BOOM! I've got him, I start to flex under the weight,
but I was built for this, so I reel and reel and reel,
hoping that my hook is in tight, I keep reeling
closer and closer and closer to the air.
The fish struggles to stay in the water,
and POP, he jumps out of the water.
Reeling to put stress on the line, hoping he won't throw the hook,
reeling some more, and finally the fish is on the bank.
Another monster for the books.
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