I sold my frog on eBay
for a price so high
you’d turn his colour if I told you.
Nowhere does it say you can’t
sell something living, or croaking
for that matter.
My frog did not protest
when I put him in the cardboard box
(with holes in it of course).
That’s why I sold him.
Not very willful critters—frogs.
Sometimes, if I think about it,
I’m surprised Noah
bothered to let them on his boat.
But God, I suppose, was specific.
So was the man who returned my frog.
It didn’t survive the forty days this time.
But nothing’s guaranteed on eBay.