Ode to a Toad

Cryptic eyes adorn your face
Oh monster of a foreign race

Are you a prince who loves to dance
Exuding royal countenance?

Or just a frog beside a path
Like evolution’s aftermath?

Intrepid tepid-blooded horror
Porous forest floor explorer

If we kiss will you get sporty?
Or will my lips get chapped and warty?

By Diana Gruber

Mathematician, game developer, and statue painter