Ben Ray

Ben Ray



The Dicsovery

Today they found the ship
Herodotus had described
over two thousand years ago
lying still like a secret
under dark waters
silently shoring up his words
with its hard timber ribs
mooring itself at last
alongside our consciousness.
Will I too be found
in some unthinkable future
will the measurement tape
circle my temples and confirm
that I existed that I loved
and was loved that I gave
and was given to or will I appear
under clumsy careless fingers
that have no knowledge
of who they touch





BEN RAY is a winner of the 2019 New Poets Prize. His second collection is What I heard on the Last Cassette Player in the World (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2019).