Fortune Cookie Sayings

Writing Prompt for today

Create 10 sayings for Fortune Cookies that you would share with strangers.

1)

Bitterness is swallowing poison, expecting someone else to die.

2)

Don’t sweat the petty stuff, and don’t pet the sweaty stuff.

3)

Don’t spend the next ten years regretting the last ten years.

4)

Don’t wait on someone else to do the right thing.

5)

Be prepared to feel unprepared.

6)

You will never be fully qualified to do what you are called on to do.

7)

Assume the best. Be flexible enough for the worst.

8)

Love is in infinite supply. Give it freely. Accept it graciously.

9)

A clever solution may be disguised as an illogical absurdity.

10)

Be open to suggestion. Be confident enough to make a decision.

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Kirby

A leather chair

soft, spongy carpet, curled up like a perm.

One hall, 4 bedrooms.

A kitchen –

where my Paw Paw is

making his peach milkshakes.

Foggy, faux-glass cups.

Ice cream and peach particles

sliding down the throat,

soothing.

Golf on the TV –

more in tune with the wood furniture

than modern plastic.

An afternoon stretched out

like cloth on an ironing board.

Pressed, warm to the touch.

a pleasant nap.

My Paw Paw in his white undershirt

pleated slacks

whispy, disappearing white hair

and craggy nose.

Eyes as dark as wise.

 

Present.