AUSTRALIAN BURROWING FROG

AUSTRALIAN BURROWING FROG

Little frog, round and jewelled
like a Fabergé egg,
sunk in the dry soil
you wait for rain,
with your waxy veil
for a desert tent,
you squat, bloated sheik,
waterlogged
in your own oasis.

 

Julian O’Dea

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ollie on February 26, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    First brushfires and now coronavirus. I extend my sympathies to Australia. Take heart – there’s a silver lining on every mushroom cloud. I notice that these kinds of events wake people from complacency, and rouse them to action. Things will get worse before they get better, but it looks like globalist neoliberalism may yet lose the “mandate of heaven”. It’s our job to make this transition a reality, by pointing out globalism’s utter failure (for the working and middle-classes). Denying property owners the right to build fire breaks is as good for preventing brushfires as wide open borders are for preventing pandemics.

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  2. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on February 27, 2020 at 4:58 am

    Burrowing frogs? My friends are very interested.

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  3. Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on March 7, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    You must be getting tired of the heat. Here, we’re getting tired of the cold. This is to take your mind off of it. These are very patient furry friends who deal well with the antics of their silly pet humans.

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    • Posted by Julian O'Dea on March 8, 2020 at 1:21 am

      Very cute. I am not sure about tying the cat to the dog.

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      • Posted by fuzziewuzziebear on March 8, 2020 at 6:18 am

        They have a choice of two malamutes and wisely chose the more gentler, circumspect one. Tying the cat to the rambunctious one would have been a bad idea from the start.

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