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"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.


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