When You Kiss a Frog


When you kiss a frog

upon the lips

and send your magic

through his soul

we all know what happens

by legends told


But if the frog is old

with sagging skin

and foggy eyes,

what then?


If his ribbit is coarse

when he croaks

and he hops arthritically

when you love him for what he is

and the love you have transforms him

will the prince be young or old?


Perhaps we’ll never know