by The Cowl Editor on November 12, 2020


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by Ellie Forster ’24

I’m going to write something


A story, of just the right length,

With just the right balance of righteousness,

And questionable morals.

A song with the duality of a woman,

Sung to the heartbeat in her chest

A novel that eats at you like a hunger,

Stripping you bare as you stare into its mirror

An essay exposing some great truth,

Shared with a fervor

Or at the very least,

The poem of a hopeful no one

Who longs to reach people

With the words

Too stuck in her head

To escape