Pollywogs


The pond morphs pollywogs

the size of babies’ fists


some with


legs


some with


arms


some with


both (arms & legs)


all with


tails


to

paddle water’s edge


to intermingle with sprawling sweet peas.


& I lean my heart

toward bountiful bullfrogs,


their peeping bulge eyes

protruding from clods of moss,


& note:

the water a fiery green.


& frozen in water’s mossy womb,


a lone frog bloats.

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