Dear fortune cookie writer, I’d like to say to you:
Please could you write some fortunes that actually come true,
For in a lifetime I have found of fortune cookie eating,
Your accuracy really stinks. Whose quotas are you meeting?
But I suppose I’m not the first to write you in this way
For now your fortunes seem to have more prudent things to say:
“A good deed that you will perform will make you very happy.”
I’d rather read, “You’ll strike gold soon” and laugh at just how crappy
Your fortunes are, forgivable because it’s like a joke,
But when you write, “The future’s near”, it makes me want to choke.
I guess I’m torn between the two, a truth that makes me yawn
Or a fortune that will make me smile and laugh but never dawn.
But just for once I’d like to see a cookie dream come true,
For then I’d know how hard you tried in ways I never knew.
I would love to read any replies to this in the role of the fortune cookie writer, starting with “Dear fortune cookie reader/eater”. And no, it doesn’t have to rhyme. 🙂