Frogs Elbows Have Feelings Too

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Contributor: Paul Tristram

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They’re green, slimy and pointy
and you’d choke if you swallowed one.
They rarely wear bandages
and plasters are unheard of
in the amphibian world.
Because they get wet and fall off
especially if they’re bought from Tesco’s.
Which is not really a problem
for their elbows are small,
which is ok,
for they are mostly legs
and tuck their arms in
when leaping from one place to another.
Apart from when cats are chasing them,
then they panic like anything
and start to hyperventilate.
Losing any sense of co-ordination
and hurling themselves in a
most destructive way
while trying to escape the
aforementioned feline.
And getting back to the job at hand
which is of course
protecting their little elbows.

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Paul Tristram is a Welsh writer who now lives on the Southern coast of Britain, has poems, short stories and sketches published in many publications around the world, he yearns to tattoo porcelain bridesmaids instead of digging empty graves for innocence at midnight, this too may pass, yet.


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