Oddly, this story is found at a website called Infinity Plus that typically publishes sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Except for the surreal ending, "Words" doesn't seem to fit any of those. It's a deceptively simple story about a man whose life changes forever when he picks up a book of poetry instead of his typical "how to" books.
While on the surface it's about words, I began to think of it in broader terms, as the discovery of art itself. The most special part? When his eyes are finally opened to art, he begins to see it everywhere, even where he'd ruled it out before.
It's a beautiful little story.