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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 37, Number 5. 3rd April 1974

[Untitled poem by Anon]

Poor Maisie.
Her world just a blur
of faded colour—
Sterile, drab.
Intermingled, swimming colour,
like the hours of the day
that drift into night—unmissed.
Time... slipping by ...undetected
Measured by the bite of the needle
and the time it takes
to climb higher than she'd ever been before
where the colours are music, shapes and sounds
and seconds can be heard and felt and seen
and the pain of her poisoned body
to merciful numbness.