Excerpt from ‘He Puna Roimata’ The story of the journey of a raindrop.
As he continues on his journey he soon meets saltwater where the grasses that line the river edge change and the gravel becomes mud. Mangrove shoots drive up to filter the mud from the brown water. Oysters and cockles filter the particles that have washed down from the land. Baby fish shelter in the shadows of the mangroves with the crabs. The raindrop emerges crystal clear, hues of blue and green. The golden sands tickle his belly.