Treasure Island

Shannon Hughes

(October 19,1997 / Anaheim, California)

A Spotted Frog (The Politician)


There he sits
A spotted frog
He grins from ear to ear
Waterbugs quake across the
Pond's surface
The spotted frog sits
Stone-still on his perch
Silently stalking a humming dragonfly
His eyes shimmer
His mouth waters
His tounge is itching to snap out
And snatch the poor bug's life
His prey draws closer to his
Invisible enemy
All of the sudden
The urge is too strong to contain
His tounge snaps
The dragonfly silently flaps his last
Wingspan, breathes his last breath
The frog has devoured the innocent
Creature
There he sits
A spotted frog
Silently stalking another dragonfly
The urge to hurt and devour
Too strong to subdue

Submitted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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  • Cs Vishwanathan (12/22/2010 6:39:00 AM)

    Shannon, my boy, you're something else. Keep this kind of take as your bailiwick. Both your things are right on mark. Good, damn good! ! (Report) Reply

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