Fortune Cookie

Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge is to write a poem inspired by fortune cookies.


the woman shares

a bowl of fried rice

with her husband

her head covered

with a colorful scarf

her lovely hair

did not grow back

after the chemo

~~~~~~

her bony shoulders

shake

as she giggles

then sobs

handing the crumpled paper

to the man she loves

and who will always love her

~~~~~~

“You will live a long and prosperous life.”

no, they won’t

but they have something better

something few can claim

something rare and beautiful

a lifetime love

~~~~~~

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