** Ranginui, the sky father, was torn away from Papatūānuku,
the earth mother, and formed the vault of the heavens.
Charmaine Thomson lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She works in the Tertiary Education sector.
Charmaine studied performance music and teaching in the past. She studied poetry through the online programme at Whitireia Polytechnic in 2007. She had her first poems published in the 4th Floor Literary Online Journal in 2009.
She looks forward to immersing herself further in poetry.