Parris Garnier



The Vice President elected
to address it, gave it to his PR flak
whose Admin had consultants call
a focus group of likely women voters,
she among them.

Each wrote a draft and they decided
hers was most sincere, so
when her husband was beheaded
she found her own condolence
in the letter from her President
who wasn't good with words.



Parris Garnier has been featured at a number of venues in Washington and New York. He has published work online at Stirring, Exquisite Corpse, Rogue's Gallery and Story Bytes, and in print in Little Brown Poetry, Wordwrights! and The Buffalo News. He lives under a gray fedora on the waterfront in Washington, watching the Odyssey on the Potomac downstream from Great Falls.


Published in Volume 7, Number 2, Spring 2006.

To read more by this author:
Parris Garnier: The Museum Issue