I feel heartened that William McKinley broke with tradition
On my plate is a hot dog
I don’t eat it of course,
Still, the overall effect
And the pickle?
Copyright © 2010 Ricky Garni
(1) Ricky Garni is a graphic designer who moved from 105 Fidelity Street Apt B-17 to 105 Fidelity Street Apt B-35 and is still suffering a little from culture shock: "The areas seems the same at first, but there are nuances in the languages that differ in subtle ways, and you have to be careful what you say, especially with the elders of the village in this region." Mr. Garni sighs. "I don't think I will ever get used to slurping my soup or the way they treat animals over here. Sometimes I miss my old life…"
(2) Ricky Garni is a graphic designer and musician who graduated from Duke University and lost his diploma and his favorite La-Z-Boy recliner. I know, I know-how do you lose a recliner? He did though. As for the diploma, smart money says that it was wedged into the little fanny area of the recliner since that's where most things end up.
(3) Ricky Garni has worked as a graphic designer, a teacher, a warehouse manager, a wine merchant, a recording engineer, and, for one day, a bathroom attendant in a Pizzeria on Miami Beach that had a rather dainty and elderly thermostat and it was summer. Mr. Garni has written poetry and prose since 1974 and has been published fairly often in print and on the Web. He loves old movies and bicycles and still likes pizza, but prefers the honest, wholesome, North Carolina variety.
(4) Ricky Garni is a graphic designer and bicycle collector living in Carrboro, North Carolina. His work has been published most recently in PANK, MEDULLA REVIEW, SHAMPOO, THE BICYCLE REVIEW, PRICK OF THE SPINDLE and other venues. He has received four Pushcart nominations and one Pushcart Honorable Mention. His most recent work is TELEFRICASSEE, an episodic roux that blends story lines from 50 different sitcoms ranging from HAZEL to NIP/TUCK into 101 poems.