I found a frog inside a blue and white
Like a small bird’s egg
Of fine, crystalline substance.
Like the egg of the world.
I found it on the bottom of a
River of moving light-water,
Clear and pure, as though distilled.
“Hello!” I thought, “a hidden treasure
In the Holy Water!”
It was exciting.
I picked the egg up and held it in my hand.
Then watched it hatch with delight.
“What a trick!”
The rainbow frog lay exhausted on the stone,
I feared for its life.
I splashed it with water.
The frog did not move –
Almost as if it were dead or sulking –
But after a while it suddenly turned into a life-size man!
He seemed so much bigger than me!
He got inside a parked vehicle and stormed off.
I was amazed; why?
“Why storm off?”
Later I realized my mistake:
You should have kissed the frog…