Slowly a picture forms

by Parrish Lantern
(Canterbury, England)

Ray sat on a rock
Ray.... sat .... on
a...rock. Ray.
The pen shapes the words
Slowly a picture forms
the rock becomes, but what?
the pen hovers before choosing.
The rock is solid
a church could be built on it.
But what of Ray? The pen
traces an outline, Ray
Staring at a fixed point
Think Rodin. Think?
slowly thought becomes
Solid, Ray sat on a rock.
The pen steps back
hovers with indecision
Ray... Sat....on..........

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