A Meditation of Small Frogs by Charlotte Eichler


i.


look –


climbing through moss


crisp seams

down their backs


ii.


curl your hand 

under them gently


two cool bellies 

on your palm


slimy intimacy

with earth


iii. 


let them go


longtoeing back

to the stream


tiny gold rings

in their eyes


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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.