Winter Frog

In the cold woods
The plaintive croaking
Of a single frog
A tenor in a touring choir
Inadvertently left behind
At the rest stop
He stands shivering now
Outside the Gas ‘n Grub
Wondering when
He will be missed
And singing arias
Of loneliness and loss

By Buff Whitman-Bradley

Buff Whitman-Bradley’s poetry has appeared in many print and online journals, including Atlanta Review, Bryant Literary Review, Concho River Review, Crannog, december, Front Range Review, Hawai’i Review, Pinyon, Rockhurst Review, Solstice, Third Wednesday, Watershed Review, and others. He has published several collections of poems, most recently, To Get Our Bearings in this Wheeling World. His interviews with soldiers who refused to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan became the book About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War. He lives in northern California with his wife Cynthia.

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