Capturing a Moment


Green leaves in nature

The wind blows taking with it glistening leaves 

A soft rushing 

Reminders of memories 

Light fading upon the distant trees 

Birds calling 

Singing what it means to be free 


A soft thunder rumbling in a distant land 

Clouds drifting overhead passing grasses and sands 


If only I had a butterfly net 

To capture the light 

If only I had a box to contain the sound of wind chimes 

A glass case holding different times 

If only I could capture a moment of what it means to be alive


by Olivia Lipson ’25, Assistant Creative Writing Editor