John W. McEwers

Veteran Poet - 1,178 Points (6/20/1980 / Nova Scotia, Halifax)

Frog Fire - Poem by John W. McEwers

i don't remember the name
of the campsite -
or the names of the two boys
who shared my tent

i recall - if i consider carefully
the lips a girl
touched by teenage lust
and drink

the clearest image
is the squadron of frogs
who - confused
hopped merrily into the campfire

the hiss of their suicide
and the smell of their small bodies
mingling with burnt marshmallows
is graffiti on my memory

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

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