Sarah Paterson is a Dunedinte, currently working towards an MA at the University of Otago on the writing of Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie. When she's not studying, reading or writing poetry she works at the Otago Museum and is the National Vice President for Relations with UN Youth.
students return like bird migrants,
stilts and waders,
In the same week
agree that now is the time
to spread through the city
Thousands and thousands
of brightly coloured students
laugh and sway through the a sunlit city.
thousands and thousands
of dandelion seeds, tiny white arms outstretched and open