Ricky: On What To Say When A Next Door Neighbor Threatens to Shoot Your Dog

Ricky got drunk again.


Last week I saw him in the daylight.

A renown nocturnal acrobat

would not remember an audience like me.


His finest act yet:

the double backwards somersault

balance upturned vodka

(rare and Russian)

He’s got a .45

and the talent of youth.


Pallid Ricky-of-the-Day,

gray and working

for the famous


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