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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Owen Marshall is a New Zealand writer who has published or edited over 25 works of fiction and three collections of poetry. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Canterbury, and in 2013 was the recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Achievement in Fiction.

Owen Marshall


Scars Have No Feeling

Scars have no feeling
but the heart remembers pain
once a kiss of betrayal
lies and endearments are vain.

The child crouches in the man
bearing old injustice
knows when Judas is fingered
there is an accomplice.