i know it’s not VDay yet, but it’s past time for a poem and OMG!!!! this is the BEST valentine’s day poem EVER!!!!!! enjoy, then tell me what you think….

How to Change a Frog Into a Prince

Anna Denise

Start with the underwear. Sit him down.
Hopping on one leg may stir unpleasant memories.
If he gets his tights on, even backwards, praise him.
Fingers, formerly webbed, struggle over buttons.
Arms and legs, lengthened out of proportion, wait,
as you do, for the rest of him to catch up.
This body, so recently reformed, reclaimed,
still carries the marks of its time as a frog. Be gentle.
Avoid the words awkward and gawky.
Do not use tadpole as a term of endearment.
His body, like his clothing, may seem one size too big.
Relax. There’s time enough for crowns. He’ll grow into it.

from The Poets’ Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, 2003

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