Silence so big,

its stifling breath

smothers the room.


Silence so small,

weaving through the noise,

 it alights in a little nook.


Silence so dangerous,

waiting with bated breath

to hear – life or death.


Silence so peaceful,

born from love,

it rests in family.


Silence so loaded,

the weight of unsaid things,

mind’s quiet tension.



beautiful or lethal,

it Sings.



By Isabela Pap ‘24 Co-Creative Writing Editor