DAILY PHOTO: Sculpture at Jerman Beach, Bali

Taken on New Years Eve 2022 in Kuta, Bali
At sunset, Pantai Jerman

DAILY PHOTO: Strange Statues of the Sacred Monkey Forest

DAILY PHOTO: Paulsplatz, Frankfurt

Taken in November of 2022 in Frankfurt’s Old Town next to St. Paul’s Church [Paulskirche]

Bad Parenting [Common Meter]

I don't mean to cast aspersions,
but it would seem to me
parents shouldn't give a child stabby
things 'fore the age of three.

I don't know whether this household
has a pup or kitty,
but if the kid can spear the floor
the pets ain't look'n pretty.

Saying a babe shouldn't have a spear,
you'll call me "left-wing nut,"
but I don't like dog-on-a-stick:
even if it's a mutt. 

DAILY PHOTO: Where Old Commies Go to Die, Budapest

Taken in the summer of 2002 at the Szoborpark [Memento Park] outside Budapest

Apparently, reaching for things was big with the Commies. I couldn’t help but notice that a lot of the statues in Budapest’s Szoborpark [Memento Park] (the place where all the old rounded-up Commie artwork was taken to be scrutinized without being honored.) I assume they didn’t often catch what they were reaching for, or they wouldn’t have died out, having their art moved out to low-rent suburbs.