Ricky Garni


Ricky Garni


Ricky Garni was born and raised in Miami and Maine. He works as a graphic designer by day, and writes music by night. His work is widely available in print, on the Web and in a number of anthologies, and he has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize on six occasions. 


Ricky Garni, ISSUES

July/August 2016 Issue, BOAAT

July/August 2015 Issue, BOAAT



A Lollipop Is Not Limited (July/August 2016 Issue, BOAAT)

Drum Rolls and Tootsie Rolls (July/August 2015 Issue, BOAAT)


Drum Rolls and Tootsie Rolls

Drum Rolls and Tootsie Rolls

Ricky Garni




Drum Rolls and Tootsie Rolls



I bought a drum from a drum company and they sent the drum with a small package 
of Tootsie Rolls. How did they know that I didn’t like Tootsie Rolls? 


I like the idea of drum companies talking to candy companies and saying things like this: 
What would be the best candy to eat while you are playing the drums?


Recently I noticed that every time I talk about drums and candy I end my thoughts with a question. I don’t know why I do it with candy, but I think I know why I do it with drums, don’t you?


Here I am at home playing the drums. Now I am playing a drum roll. You never know when a drum roll will end, do you? 


Do you?