Poetry / Poets

Frog Song by Lauren Tivey

After a night of rain,
the decadent scent
of wet earth, a breeze.

Croaking wakes me,
arena of the pond
echoing their calls:

I’m alive!
I’m alive!
I’m alive!

Their saws buzz
good luck, a healing song.
I could kneel down

to their green level,
to their pure and ugly
bodies, and kiss them.


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  1. Lauren Tivey currently lives in China, where she works as an English Literature teacher in the American program at a Chinese high school. She received a MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and her work has appeared in The Camel Saloon, Red Fez, Hobble Creek Review, The Literary Burlesque, Blue Lake Review, and Message in a Bottle, among others. Her chapbook, The Breakdown Atlas & Other Poems, was released in 2011 by Big Table Publishing Co. She lives for poetry, photography, travel, and adventure.

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