Goin’ To The Zoo

In 1963 behind  a set of sturdy iron bars at the Bronx Zoo In New York, USA was an exhibit featuring the most dangerous animal in the world.

All these years later this animal is  still the most dangerous animal in the world and the damage it’s done to it’s own kind, to other animals and the planet it self since 1963 is the stuff of nightmares.

 In 1963, the Bronx Zoo held quite a unique exhibit it’s name was “The Most Dangerous Animal In The World” and as you can see from the picture, the most dangerous animal is a human. They used a mirror so people could see their reflection and also added bars to represent a cage.


Tap Tap Tap

First Published

October 23, 2019

Reprinted for Halloween Happy 2023 #9- Post Anything

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Is that my face

in the bathroom mirror

are those my eyes looking at me

with cool, cruel indifference?


I reach out my hand, draw it back, extend  a finger

tap, tap, tap

Is anybody home?

Are those my teeth,

is that my hair

when did those lines around my mouth appear?


That can’t be me

wearing that listless, expressionless face

has it ever dreamed, schemed or plotted

 a murder or revenge?


Tap tap tap goes my finger

against the mirror

clouding it with the cold that escapes from my lungs

and clings to it like poison gas

on a battlefield

from Once Upon A Time.


That can’t be my face.

It’s just so




A Little Song

WordPress Prompters want to  know: What strategies do you use to maintain your health and well-being?

Well prompters it’s like this- I remember how Chuckles the Clown was memorialized at his funeral ( before you get to freaked out, this is an episode of the Mary Tyler Moor Show titled, Chuckles Bites The Dust– ) , Chuckles’s death is caused by an overzealous parade elephant that mistook the clown, who was dressed as a peanut, for a real snack. )

When I reflect on Chuckles-his life, his death his motto for  acquiring  happiness, I  laugh before I start to  take myself to seriously.

That is how I maintain my health and well-being. Thank you for asking.

“A little song, a little dance,  a little seltzer down your pants.”

Chuckles The Clown