This was written in response to Tammy Ho’s poem “Boiled Frog”
My friend Froggie Says That he likes your words
But then again he’s a trickster
Watch your wallet when he’s around
And for that matter watch your heart
There is nothing he won’t steal
When your back is turned.
Too many things have disappeared
I know it’s his doing
That smirk on his face
Is a dead give away
So I found him a girlfriend
To distract him
Keep him happy.
She keeps him happy alright,
But he has corrupted her
Now she’s a bigger trickster than him
When he steals our stuff
She then steals it from him in turn
And offers it up for ransom
She claims that since she’s married to him
Its not stealing on her part.
What’s His is Hers.
But at least she’s giving us a chance
To get our heart back
When Froggie steals it.