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Ode on a Fortune Cookie


02.28.12 Posted in today's words by

William Wright Harris is a student at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville, where he has studied poetry in workshop settings with poets such as Jesse Janeshek, Marilyn Kallet, Arthur Smith, and Marcel Brouwers. William’s poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Cannon’s Mouth, Ascent Aspirations, and Write On!!!

Ode on a Fortune Cookie
By William Wright Harris

Tearing off the plastic
wrapper–a cheap dress.

Crackcrackcracking
the beige exoskeleton.

Fingers plucking out the
piece of divinity–

only to find blank
paper looking back.



3 Responses to “Ode on a Fortune Cookie”

  1. bobbie troy says:

    I like this!

  2. sari says:

    I like it, too. I will share it with friends. Thank you – good job