Each night there is a performance by our toads and our frogs.
It’s an amphibious contest of decibels.
The loudest group gains control of the pond.
The toads belt out flats.
While the frogs scream in sharps.
We wish they would quit all their noise and get on with their spawning.
It seems they have forgotten the reason for their calling.
They are too busy making noise to get busy in the pond.
Why can’t they quiet the raucous and form a caucus,
then quietly copulate each other?
P.S. Amphibians use external fertilization so they do not copulate. I needed them to in this post for my own political purposes.