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.