How to Change a Frog Into a Prince
by Anna Denise
Start with the underwear. Sit him down.
Hopping on one leg may stir unpleasant memories.
If he gets his tights on, even backwards, praise him.
Fingers, formerly webbed, struggle over buttons.
Arms and legs, lengthened out of proportion, wait,
as you do, for the rest of him to catch up.
This body, so recently reformed, reclaimed,
still carries the marks of its time as a frog. Be gentle.
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I have two modified centos created from the titles of children's poetry books at Wild Rose Reader today.
Becky has the Poetry Friday Roundup at Farm School this week.