Saturday, September 19, 2009

What would a frog want?

Ever-after wishing
for magical

transformations, and
one to follow

closely, by the book,
she rolls lace sleeves,

plunging icy hands
into pond's brown

murk, with a talent
for fetching out.

Finger-wrapped, fearing
pursed leather lips,

her slime-green captive
gives squirmy croak:

"What would a frog want
to do with you?"

Francis Scudellari

This poem is a "fractured fairy tale" inspired by a spam email I received with the subject line of "What would a frog want with you?"
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