He was large as frogs go Fist-sized happy rotund dweller of backyard pond Garter snake large, too large with his ominous yellow stripes and jaws to take a larger than average mouthful Choked by abdomen's girth Legs drooling from his glut Before the victim's even hit his gut's digestive juices
Kid with hockey stick makes him puck for his sin Frog makes desperate slim swim for rocks Where he lies in recovery from shock and teeth marks on his belly Underdog gets defense from phone call-- Eve 150 miles away intercedes Frog gets mercy of a transport to another backwoods pond-- to find his life forgetting trauma Suns himself and swims Eats the bugs and ***** the froglettes of another day
My daughter desperate on the phone-- she and her stepson have just been witness to this scene. Now what! Now what! Call mommy! Quick! I give the household, "hunter man" the job and duty of relocation. He objects, "But it's the way of nature!" "Not on my watch, good man! Not on my watch!" The underdog gets the hand.