whenever given the choice
between pencil and pen,
i always choose pencil.
but why, i can never understand.
i love the smooth ink of a pen
no concern that the lead will break
right in the middle of a word.
i love the sound of the ballpoint
running smoothly across the paper,
the scribbling so familiar.
so why am i afraid?
afraid to write in pen?
maybe it's the permanence;
i have to much doubt, hesitation
to make a commitment like that.
maybe i always know how many mistakes i'll make
and just can't stand the fake cover-up
of cheap white paint.
either way, i will always choose pencil,
so that i know that if i make a mistake
i have the chance to fix it.