after Rosemary Laing’s photograph: flight research #5 1999
We see you above the path of birds, above
the mountain range bordering a sapphire sky.
We see you above the lace of cloud, your arms
in immaculate white above the cumulus of your skirt.
And when it happens, we women of the world
will band together and bend to break your fall.
Kathryn Fry has poems in various anthologies, including Australian Love Poems, A Slow Combusting Hymn, Watermark and the Newcastle Poetry Prize anthologies of 2014 and 2016.