The Secret Life of the Frog

By day, this well-contented frog
has made his home on yonder log,
nipping at flies with rounded ribbit-

But I’ve heard tales of the frog by night,
lit up in limey lunar light,
as dizzy glow worms dip and tight-
rope tumble:

In glittering waistcoat and top hat,
beside a leotarded bat,
the frog becomes an acrobat-
ic wonder!

This have I heard, but is it true?
The frog will not tell me or you –
just sits and croaks and leaves us two
to ponder.

(C) Amy Sutton 2017


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