Sky Girl by Rosemary Griggs

The following is a poem from Sky Girl by Rosemary Griggs, published by Fence Books in January 2004.



September 21, 2001

Kimberlie and the pilot.

Are you afraid to fly now?

Do you know the wildebeests on the Discovery


You know, they get to a place where they have to
cross the crocodile infested river and there is no
other way to go so they all run across at the same
time knowing a few of them will be eaten but the
majority of them will make it.

I'm flying now but I'm frightened.

I'm arranging packets of sugar.

Imagine how the wildebeests feel.


—Reprinted from Sky Girl with the permission of Fence Books. © 2004 by Rosemary Griggs.