The Flow of Words


Nature landscape sunset

A word is simply a word 

A sentence is simply a sentence 

A phrase is simply a phrase 

It’s the feeling that makes it dance 


A single, little word

Strung together with others on golden strings 

The ability to dazzle 

And capture tiny things 


Categorizing is human nature 

But words are not strategic 

they’re full of danger 

Thrills, chills, sobs and smiles 

These are the effects that make reading worth while 

A roller coaster of words 

Up and down 

A changing cycle 

Not round and round 


And yet there is so much lacking 

In a word 

They just can’t fully describe a feeling 

The emotions are too strong 

They rise past the ceiling 


by Olivia Lipson ’25, Assistant Creative Writing Editor