I was thinking about the same thing — pulling an article out of the wrong publication but I haven’t done it (yet).
Use the star thing (the Partnership Program). Someone said that these posts which only members can read then become more popular than the regular ones. And they do dominate the Medium field. I don’t have that privilege since my country is treated as a no-electricity-no-running-water-no-writers area.
Your writing is not commercial; it is literary and poetic. That MAY be your advantage since everybody’s preaching marketing. But be smart with the headlines — even I get stuck on clickbait titles although I hate those “how to be successful” posts.
And put your own beautiful photos, that’s also refreshing.
But also bear in mind that a majority of readers wants commercial; it’s a challenge to write for the common people and not sell yourself.