“a simple weapon” by Chelsea O’Donnell

by Chelsea O’Donnell ’24

words 

what are they really?

letters?

lines? 

sounds with meaning?

humans have a way

of taking the simplest of things  

and making them the most powerful

tools on the planet

that is what words are

a weapon

used wrong

the aftereffects could stretch

from one side of the cosmos

to the other

but weapons do not always harm

used right, they are wonders

they can heal

protect

bring people together 

words are weapons

words are powerful