Unlucky For Some: 13 Micro-Poems – Ricky Garni

 

GLASS HALF FULL

If you are the Invisible Man, you don’t have to say I Love You all the time.

BIKINI ISLANDS

Even if you don’t love them, you have to admit atomic bombs

are really very beautiful for about 9 seconds

LONG DISTANCE

I love you so much, I ate the whole phone.

I REMEMBER IT WELL

The beautiful shimmering sunsets were painted in Hollywood by Hollywood painters who lived the most beautiful lives painting what love looks like when people in love close their eyes.

THE WISDOM THAT COMES WITH AGE

When I saw a clarinet in little pieces in a box I didn’t want to be a clarinet anymore.

MEASURE

I wish that besides time and space there was one more thing.

iPHONE IN THE REST HOME

I don’t have enough memory to take a picture of an apple tree

MAGIC TRICK

A Penny That Thinks It’s A Dollar

Well, it used to kind of was.

THE LAUGHING CLOWN

Had poor teeth and bad gums, and that was the end of the Laughing Clown.

NOSTALGIA

When I was little, I never looked at my phone to see if someone had written me a letter that I couldn’t toss into a roaring fire

THE HINDENBURG & THE TITANIC

One was afraid of water, and one was afraid of air: they were both grey.

COMPANY

Walking upstairs, I imagine I hear someone, but it is no one, instead, who is making a sound.

DOUBLE A LAMB

My toy lamb sounds like the ocean if you depress the button on his spine that is marked “Ocean” underneath the button that is marked “Baaah.”


Ricky Garni was born in Miami and grew up in Florida and Maine. He works as a graphic designer by day and writes music by night. Coo, a tiny collection of short prose printed on college lined paper with found materials such as coins, stamps and feathers, was recently released by Bitterzoet Press

 

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