The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

My Family's Asleep in Utah

No one’s awake—
well maybe one:
I hold my breath
as the Utah sun
rushes through dark
with a golden glow
and slinky clouds
stretch out soft and slow
while a pinky rose
peeks into the sky—
in goes my breath
out goes a sigh.

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).