Actor on a Bicycle in the Sun

We made fun of him when he was young

and we made fun of him when he was old

 

It’s because he was so beautiful when he was young

interestingly enough, beautiful when he was old, too

 

I am not talking about an inanimate object.

For example, this candlestick here.

 

The wick is fresh.

 

No, but I cannot tell you of whom I speak

for if I did you would say to me

 

But he was beautiful when he was young

and interestingly enough, beautiful when he was old

 

You would believe me

I don’t want you to believe me

because then you would believe

 

That we made fun of him when we were young and beautiful

and fun of him when he was old, and beautiful, like in this photo

 

that is so difficult to really see

in the candlelight

 

Now that I have turned off the lights

and cannot find the candle

Ricky Garni is the author of The Eternal Journals of Crispy Flotilla, My Favorite Fifteen Presidents, and Butterscotch Zero, which will be released this fall. He lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.