Pt. 2 In A Series by Reuben Scott
So if not me, remember this
untitled word ribbon,
tied up in all the gloom
of this one borrowed line:
You should remember me.
You, who I’m sure adored
Told me to be bigger,
enormous and worth speaking of.
So, why my name rings no bell
I can’t say;
there is shrinking
and there is distance,
there are misremembered lyrics,
but a name, once so often nearby,
ringing all of your bells, all up in
should be at least remembered,
if not tied in red ribbons.
Mine is immune to age,
yet sick in some way.
To be forgettable, I now know
is the death of all names.
So I might name it at the end,
like this veil finally lifted,
then you’ll be listening for the name:
Old Words No Different
Reuben Scott is a 22 year old musician and English Honours student at the
University of Otago. His writing for Dunedin punk four-piece Three Quarter Marathon has
landed two of the band’s songs, Caught and Wonderment, in Radio One’s top eleven chart for
more than seven weeks consecutively.