A Prevernal Frogument


The Writer, Vernon Wade

Vernon Wade is a poet, author and freelancer. He has been published in The Gorge Literary Journal, Dualsport Rider Magazine, Hack’d Magazine, The Sidecarist, ROB Magazine and The Hood River News.

The world fills him with wonder.  When he looks at the sky he is lifted into flights of fancy, when he stares at the earth he is drawn beneath its surface. He is delighted to find the macrocosm and the microcosm equally mesmerizing.

Two frogs argue in the dark.

They intended to sleep until spring

but woke before their alarm clock.


Eagerly, the first frog croaks:

“Get up! Get up! Get up!”


“Too soon, Too soon,”

grumps the other,

through the lightly falling


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