Poem Day 21/30: Fortune

napo2013button1And now the (optional) prompt! Today I challenge you to re-write Frank O’Hara’s Lines for the Fortune Cookies.


Don’t go looking for fortune in inappropriate places.

Dessert is not your Destiny.

Eat the cookie. Diet Tomorrow.

Those 10 pounds can’t be lost. Redistribute the weight.

Smile? Don’t ask why, just do it.

You will feel better soon as you are.

As I was writing these I remembered a friend once told me, for fun, add the phrase “in bed” to your fortune cookie fortune. Try it sometime, it can be amusing.