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Jonah found
a frog in the currants
thirsty, he said, so we flicked water on it
& it sat still    throat pulsing
bright-greener than the stem, feet spread, attached to the stem

Three people one frog thousands of currants
Basho, anyone, why write it down


Copyright © 2015 by Lisa Fishman. Used with permission of the author.

About this Poem

“This poem, written in 2013, is part of a long sequence called, ‘Amtrak, Orfordville, Riverhead,’ consisting of multiple pages within each section. Currant harvest is mid-July in southern Wisconsin.”
Lisa Fishman


Lisa Fishman

Lisa Fishman is the author of 24 Pages and other poems (Wave Books, 2015). She teaches at Columbia College Chicago and lives in Orfordville, Wisconsin.

Date Published: 2015-01-13

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