Fortune Cookies

Oh so carefully
I broke in two
And removed the slip of paper
From each one of
13 cookies
Only to read and discard the paper
Because the fortune was bad.
13
13
13
I won’t write it 10 more times
You probably know how to count
Unfortunately, I feel disappointed
Bereft
Betrayed.
But wait!
Cookies are cookies
And Miss Fortune takes her turn at life
As much as anyone else
With ups and downs
And ins and outs
And sideways and up-side-down
So who am I to judge?
Fortune may be fickle
But cookies?
Let’s just say
I wouldn’t have made it to 13
If I didn’t like them!
So on second thought
Maybe the fortune
Is not too bad!

From today’s prompt for
NaPoWriMo.

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