frog kiss dianne cowen

poor frog girl with her bulging eyes

& thick-from-crying neck


can’t get the green plastic

thread for her boondoggle


can’t ride macey, the palomino

fails the swim test

& is confined to the shallow end


a big frog in a small pond

where’s that prince to turn her back into a girl?

missed his bus


you know about missed busses

& waiting in the rain for

the ride that never comes


you’re like the frog girl

suffering life’s disfigurement


only on the inside

no tears for you


the brave face has its value

smooth, sweet mask


croak in private, you tell her

never let them know.











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