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Local author Scott Rheuben has published his second book of poems or what he calls ‘Songs without sound’.

This book Songs Without Sound II: Behind The Silence “focuses on the complexities of human emotions and current themes in society.” The book is available from Scott’s website www.songswithout

sound.com as well as from the ABC Book Store in Ballina, Hooked on Books in Alstonville and Mary Ryan’s in Byron.

Here’s the first verse from his poem Barely Treading Water:

Test the borders of a new world order

The suspense is so intense with a paralysis in dialysis –

You’ve worked hard when you have calluses

Critical analysis of a new hypothesis; photosynthesis become the new synthetic

Find yourself some diuretic and put it all on credit – an aesthetic version of pathetic.

Dig your own hole, if you’re just going to get swallowed whole

Your version of realistic seems so pessimistic, as your doubt becomes cataclysmic.


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