Wednesday, April 13, 2016



From GloNaPoWriMo this 13th day of April: "The number 13 is often considered unlucky, so today I’d like to challenge you to beat the bad luck away with a poem inspired by fortune cookies. You could write a poem made up entirely of statements that predict the future (“You will meet a handsome stranger”), aphoristic statements (“The secret to getting ahead is getting started)” or just silly questions (“How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?”) Or you could use a phrase you’ve actually received in a real fortune cookie as a title or first line.

Not being anywhere near a Chinese restaurant here in La Manzanilla, I am resorting to — my imagination! And as I'm about to go out for dinner, I'm keeping this one short.

Signs It May Be Time To Go Home

You will know the answer when you understand question. 

The quality of mercy is debatable.

Never query an untamed chicken as to its destination.

The clock never lies.

Bountiful babies bring boycotts but brazen buggers do not.

Refer to the sign on the door.

Contemplate the plate. 

Seal yourself in clover leaves, stand upon a spoon. 

Think stinkbugs are nasty? Try stingrays!


1 comment:

Judy DB said...

Let's have a party next year in La Manz an d stuff our own fortune cookies!!!!