Treasure Island

Joshua Dinkin

(March 8,1985 / Boca Raton, Florida)

The Toad


The toad croaked on a lily pad,
That pea-green pond is all it had—
How drab and murky that place was,
With buzzing flies in static fuzz.

And on that stagnant, pea-green pond
Diseased mosquitoes bred and spawned—
And thereupon that slimy pad
The toad still croaked, alone and sad.

Submitted: Sunday, June 02, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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