Ricky Garni


The little blue bug landed on the little blue flower

and they cancelled each other out.


The little blue bug eventually crawled down the flower and onto

the earth and then they no longer cancelled each other out.


Because the little blue bug had eaten the little blue flower.

That was what he was there for. That’s his job.


When people ask the little blue bug when he will retire he says:

“Why should I retire? I LOVE my job. I am going to work until I die!”


Which would be Wednesday.


BIO: Ricky Garni grew up in Florida and Maine, and has worked over the years as a teacher, wine merchant, studio musician, composer and graphic designer. He began writing poetry in 1978, and has produced over forty volumes of prose and poetry since 1995. His latest work is WOWED BY LARD (101 Secret Wing Dings, 2018.)