If I Were a Fortune Cookie I Would be Empty

If I Were a Fortune Cookie I Would be Empty

you’d break me open,
appealed by the packaging
only to be disappointed
by what you didn’t find inside

tucked in these curves
are hidden messages
for those willing
to find them and read

the ink smudged on their fingers
and I’ve watched them falter,
as I laid myself open,
my halo hitting the ground,
feathers falling
with each caress

I am not empty-
I know that fortunes come
in larger packages
than halves
on damp sheets.

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Prompted by a conversation with: @illuminedeye. I asked what his fortune would be if he were a cookie. He said he would be empty. At the time I laughed, but it hit me like a ton of bricks that night as I looked at the stars. Thank you, Travis. I know I give you a lot of shit and harass you Monday through Friday of each week, but your friendship and our conversations are always fun and thought provoking. It’s a pleasure to work with you and to be your friend. I hope if you read this it is “Sufficient”. Stay rad, my friend.

P.S. One of these days I’ll get you to tell me to fuck off.