New Poetry From Ricky Garni

New Poetry From Ricky Garni

LADY

Every time someone says
Signorina

I see the word in my mind –
it lingers for just a moment

and then disappears into the æther
letter by letter, until only one letter remains

and the final letter that remains
keeps haunting me
late into the night

this letter of glory
that the wizards
and sages
call

G

 

I NEVER GET INTO TROUBLE

Walking through town
carrying my purple suitcase
unless I wander into a neighborhood
filled with purple people
and my suitcase is not empty
but filled with gold nuggets
that sing of better
days

 

IN FRANCE

The overalls you wear
for good hard work
are lively ladies of
the evening.

 

NOSTALGIA

Do you remember
the potato chips we ate
when we were young?

Well, here they are.

 

— by Ricky Garni


Copyright© 2021, by Ricky Garni. All Rights Reserved.

 

Ricky Garni recently retired from his work as graphic designer for a regional wine company and now works occasionally as an events photographer for Horse & Buggy Press (Durham, NC), a gallery and design studio that uses a very nifty 19th century letterpress for many of their publications.

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