The Smallest Thing in the World
By Reuben Scott
I tried to spawn a thought by writing
this thought will disappear,
to see what words would follow,
what meanings would confess,
threatening the thought’s erasure
before it even existed.
Then this thought,
this hope for an epiphany,
quietly undressed in front of me:
the smallest thing in the world
unveiled its enormity.
that only the blankest mind
might recognise something as small as a
might see a dead head as the container
of nothing at all.
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.