An Ode to Chapstick

By Avalon Kelly

Oh chapstick,

Your smooth texture and peppermint tang

Your embossed tin, yellow and red

Your wholesome ingredients-


Coconut oil

Almond oil

And peppermint oil-

Leave my lips feeling refreshed and rejuvenated

You are always there for me

All four seasons of the year, I turn to you

To provide instant relief for my chapped lips

Without you, my world crumbles

Life would be meaningless if not for my




8.5 grams of Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm