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April 2017, vol 13 no 1

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Susan King

A Small Matter of Life and Death

Locals and visitors alike, there's a crowd of us today leaning against the rails, enjoying – you would think – a scene postcard perfect. Impossibly blue sky, bobbing boats, sun-flecked sea ...

tide on the turn –
willing each wave
to take them back
mackerel fry stranded
on the harbour steps