Part of me wishes I lived when whale blubber was used
for almost everything but part of me is also glad that
I missed this time entirely. I think that I would have
preferred to live in a time when you could ride alongside
a whale in the ocean because they saw you as a friend
and were not concerned that you might want them simply
for their blubber.
Dylan once said that a nail is dead.
It simply is not true! Anyone who has
accidentally hammered a nail into
a finger or a heart knows that it is
simply not true. The nail is alive and
full of verve and spirit and color as
much as any bird you might find in
Shakespeare that has been nailed
into your heart. Now if you did it
with intent – things would be different –
a nail can be as dead as a doornail. Only
then is Dylan a finer man than Shakespeare.
And only then do you care to not read either.
You would rather be in a boat, firmed by nails,
in an ocean that never existed until you put a boat
Ricky Garni grew up in Miami and Maine. He works as a graphic designer by day and writes music by night. His latest work, A CONCERNED PARTY MEETS A PERSON OF INTEREST, was released in the Spring of 2019.