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  • Writer's pictureToby Gordon

Grain-Sized Brains

A frog suspended 

    on the tension of the pond

        where water and skin 

            exhibit their bonds.

                Does it know 

                    from a tadpole it did grow?

Or a snake, 

     has appreciation dawned?          For the grass, of which 

            there is much to be fond? 

                Maybe it slithers ungraciously 

                    through the green blades.

I also think of salamanders.

    Might they know the workings of their body

        with all their slippery veins?             Oh, the wonder of 

                grain-sized brains.


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