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


I was born in England, but now reside in New Zealand. Currently I am studying Anthropology at the University of Waikato, though I have worked as an Outdoor Instructor since 2012. Writing is my passion. I have published in Takehe Magazine, and write as much as I can, usually after sunset.

Harvey Aughton

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The Sitting

It is a tradition
In my family to sit
On plush chairs, soft sofas
For family photos

My brother the doctor
He can lose his shield so easily
Safe from the roaming eyes
Judging proceedings

Somehow, she has forgotten
Who it is I am, son
Outdoor Instructor, writer
Struggling student

The suit itches my back
She made me wear one
Made me stand next to her
Far from my dad