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A Meditation of Small Frogs by Charlotte Eichler


look –

climbing through moss

crisp seams

down their backs


curl your hand 

under them gently

two cool bellies 

on your palm

slimy intimacy

with earth


let them go

longtoeing back

to the stream

tiny gold rings

in their eyes


Charlotte Eichler’s poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies including Carcanet's New Poetries VIII, The Island Review and Stand. In 2017 she was awarded a Poetry London mentorship with Vahni Capildeo, and her debut pamphlet, Their Lunar Language, came out in 2018. She lives near Leeds.


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