Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Fortune Cookie

He didn’t know there was a fortune
Inside the cookie
His stomach busy coding the message
Eating away at the letters
Into an unreadable form
To know his fate was clearly stated
In his hands just minutes earlier
Is maddening
What choice does he have now
But to live in the moment
As if his fate was never determined
The truth lying deep in his gut.

Published in Ascent Aspirations. October 2013. Online,
and first published in Bear Creek Haiku. June 2013. Print.