My favorite squares are the ones you see on the trampoline
as you are about to touch it with your feet.
My favorite circles are the circles that are made by
Vitamin B6 tablets.
My favorite pens are the fuzzy topped ones that look like
ice creams cones if you see their shadows on the wall.
My favorite grandfathers are the ancient grandfathers from
Constantinople or the fuzzy haired rock stars from the ’70’s
when they become grandfathers after they settle down.
My favorite name is Vitalis.
My favorite smell is Vitalis.
My favorite crutches are made of maple wood and smell
and sound like breakfast cereals with milk.
My favorite guns are ones that are owned by people named Ed.
My favorite color is Tutti Frutti, said really slowly.
My favorite candy bar was made by the Mennonites
in the 17th century and consisted mostly of flax seed
and millet and apples and hominy and secret ingredients
My favorite time is the time you find on a clock.
My favorite lock is made out of hair that looks like a real lock.
My favorite church is the one with the tricycles and helmets
and boxes of Goobers.
My favorite President is George Washington, Sr.
My favorite time to say “Señor” is when I am praying
real loud in a barn.
My favorite peanut butter sandwich has a base note
of cassis and lavender.
My favorite mustache is chopped off and in a box
labeled “fresh minnows”
My favorite perfume says Parfum on it.
My favorite music I can’t tell you about.
My favorite Atom Bomb was in a cartoon.
My favorite word is why not.
My favorite wrecking ball is made of peppermint.
My favorite place in heaven is the gift shop.
My favorite termite dances just like Christopher Walken.
Ricky Garni has worked over the years as a teacher, wine merchant, composer and graphic designer. He began writing poetry in 1978, and has produced over thirty volumes of prose and poetry since 1995. His work can be found in many online publications, print magazines and anthologies and he has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize on seven occasions. His dual volumes “The Tablets of Domino” and “Via” are slated for release in late 2017.