Today my life is perfect with a turtle that projects
constellations of beautiful stars on the ceiling in three
different colors: blue, green, and amber.

Today my life is even more perfect than ever, because
I own a small white fluffy lamb that can sound like
a gentle stream, spring showers, ocean waves or even
harmonious whale songs.

Today I have to be honest: none of this is true (yet).

Previously published in The Eternal Journals of Crispy Flotilla, p. 209.

Ricky Garni is a graphic designer living in Carrboro, North Carolina. His work can be found in Evergreen Review, Camel Saloon, Used Furniture Review, Orion Headless and other periodicals. His latest work, 2% Butterscotch, was released in 2012. His first work, Peppermint, in 1995. Ricky’s “Teen Beat, to Billy” and “the wax & wane of ear nightmare” are also in Reprint.

Object(s) to bring back to life: “A message in a bottle. But a real message and a real bottle, not a song from England.”