"Leaving a daughter in another country after the end of a long estrangement" by Grant Shimmin
As I heft the suitcase onto the station’s tarmac
The rivers of her tears are pooling in the corners of my eyes
Grant Shimmin is a South African-born poet of Manx ancestry who has lived in New Zealand for 22 years. A career journalist, he is passionate about human relationships, family, inclusion and the natural world.