Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Skater Girl

For we are those who like to move
For we are those who like to groove
Very soon we'll see new sights
Very soon new taste delights
For a moment in seat curled
Very soon we'll see the world

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Small Music

Notes and Stoats and Velvet Coats
A shuffle, a stroll
Reggae and Rock & Roll
Legian Street
Sonic meet & greet

Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Owl

Spot the Owl

I am the watcher
Vigilance is key
While others party
I absorb what I see
The snake is a coward
Though he makes girls scream
Not a bone in his body
Is actually mean
The luwak can party
But only at night
By day he sleeps
While girls hug him tight
Falling Flying Foxes
Are bad acrobats
Hand-fed papaya
Knocks loose the fruit bats
Finally Iguana
Who sits on his stump
He's quite the curmudgeon
Perhaps voted trump

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Bali Library

Fun Fact: Not a Library

My gum is sandy
My luck's run out
The library's moved
The plan's in doubt

A smiling face
and snapper soup
I've been thrown
For quite a loop!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Yogyakarta Library

Little Girl
Little Kittens
Just across from
Where I'm sittin'
Eatin' chicken
Drinkin' tea
Shopkeep wants to
Marry me

Tuesday, July 2, 2019


The bag wasn’t anything special, but it caught her eye. Everything seemed just the slightest bit more attractive than the purse she was carrying - the color seemed to match her dress, the clasps had a bit more sparkle to them, hell, the size seemed like it might accommodate those one or two last minute additions to her day. She basically had no choice other than to enter the shop.

Inside the shop, she exchanged pleasantries with the cashier before settling on the object of her desire. The price, however, became a sticking point. Where the inferior assemblage of cloth and leather that had entered the shop with the woman had only cost a week’s wages not even a month prior, the clearly superior accessory cost three times as much!

A struggle ensued. The woman began to extoll the virtues of her own bag and point out every imaginable flaw in the bag she desired. Once a comprehensive list had been made plain, a suggestion of an equal trade floated between the two women before being swatted down by the cashier.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Jakarta Local Library

Terima Kasih
Those magic words
Can open doors
Wherever they're heard

Confusion and smiles
After traveling miles
Though well guarded
Also well regarded


Time to push
Time to go
Another museum
Then one mo'