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Poison Frog (1998)

Poison Frog (1998)

©1998, 2013 by Dallas Denny

Source: Dallas Denny. (1998). Poison frog. Unpublished poem.







Poison Frog

I dreamed I saw a poison frog

I longed to touch it with my tongue

To taste its bitter deadly skin

And take its toxins deep within


I felt my throat draw tight and close

By virtue of that poison toad

I felt all knotted up inside

I kissed the frog, and then I died


Oh, little frog, I think you wise

Your power is greater than your size

You somehow fill my very dreams

Yet never, ever dream of me