All That Glitters

You should be pissed
‘cause in the bog
the frog you kissed
was just a frog
Its royal hue
seemed right to you
Instead you’re dead

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

Yes, I know, poisonous frogs are found in Central and South American forests, not in bogs.

5 thoughts on “All That Glitters

  1. lol… we have cane toads, imported originally from central America, and they live everywhere north of Sydney, including bogs. And people kiss (well, lick) them on purpose! Hmm… yep, your poem really is an excellent metaphor.


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