The Feeling of a Pen
Why does a pen, feel so good
Gliding smoothly, across a blank page?
A pencil is different, it has a strange texture
It guides roughly, feeling grainy on the blackness.
Typing is its own beast, text can become anything
BOLDED, italicized, underlined, and hundreds of fonts.
Nothing compares to a pen, it’s a most creative tool.
Your imagination is tested, boundaries pushed.
You must move the pen, you must decide what it does.
Once ink is on paper, it cannot easily be changed.
White can be overwritten, once it is scratched out
Again it cannot be changed so easily, but it is not a mistake.
With pen you see the work, everything is left on the page.
On a computer once it’s gone, it’s gone.
How can you grow, when your changes are forgotten with the tap of a key?
There is something that feels so good.
About a pen gliding smoothly,
Across a blank page,
Not filled with thoughts.