The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Last Trombone

Listen to Carol read her poem ...
In the last seat of my section
I am not the best musician.

But I love my slide trombone
better than the saxophone

where I played as band’s first chair—
yes, I did, right over there!

Still, I didn’t try to hide
that I loved the trombone’s s-l-i-d-e!

So I’m happy I can mention
I still get some bright attention

as the audience, wide-eyed
watches me slide-slide-slide


About the Writer

Carol Coven Grannick

Carol Coven Grannick's short fiction and poetry for children has appeared in Cricket, Ladybug, Babybug, Highlights, and Hello. Her middle grade novel in verse, Reeni's Turn, debuted in September of 2020 from Fitzroy Books/Regal House Publishing. Her poetry for adults appears/is forthcoming in multiple print and online venues, most recently including Capsule Stories, The Birmingham Arts Journal, West Texas Review, and The Write City Review (Chicago Writers Association).