I made a small one room house out of pine wood
and covered all the windows in cilantro. They fit
together like a little jigsaw puzzle and the inside
of the house was very fragrant. A young girl actually
pressed all the cilantro leaves into the windows
but when people came by and complimented me
on my handiwork I said, “Thank you.”
What kind of a monster am I.


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.