Sunday, October 23, 2011

Frogologist



other careers you need credentials and study
more than merely tend and look each day.
too bad it doesn’t pay banker bailout money.
it captured me via strings-free curiosity.

true enough, October cool,
the chill pool is nearing winter
and there on the edge today,
diving down is Shorty Skinny,

no doubt a sleek light green youngster.
ten years i’ve seen them  all,
know well their schedule, summer to fall;
he’ll winter in the icy soup.

son of another home ponder,
count him present
for chill sleep down under.                                   
pond frog score: three home for winter.