This piece, written by an anonymous Minerva student, is a part of a new anonymous creative writing feature series. If you feel inspired, submit your own work here!
He sits surrounded in silence.
Not the sticky silence
That cements you into place
But the serene silence
That soothes your mind
Sending worries away
Making space for dreams
He sketches the soft outlines of life.
Swiftly adding dimension and details
Replacing static lines with strokes of motion
Stoically working until a complete image settles
A standing woman staring up at the stars.
Just as her eyes soak in the view
The starlight surges out of the page
Setting our world ablaze,
With shining shimmering hope.
Dreams set free
by stunning streaks of ink,
Suspended in starlight,
Strengthened by his silence.