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Issue # 2 September 2010
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Reilly Smethurst is a composer & a poet. He is currently studying Composition (Honours) at the University of Auckland, & is a recipient of the University's Masters/Honours/PG Dip Scholarship.

In 2009, Reilly completed his Bachelors degree at the Queensland Conservatorium, where he studied under Gerardo Diriť, received the Music Technology Medal, & was a member of the Griffith Honours College.


Reilly Smethurst

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You're not Narcissus

Narcissus gazed
upon an unadulterated pool -
perfectly calm & still,
like the surface of a mirror -
& co-ordinated his desire.
He didn't gaze upon ripples.

Peering down at your cellulite
as you sleep,
I sense it enervate my gaze
as an egg carton muffles the voice.