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Fortune Cookie Scrapbook

Author: 
John McKernan

Jesus visit you soon

 

Buddha visit you too

 

He will kick you down stairs of that girl's

           apartment in East Omaha

 

He will show Terry J. where you live

            so Terry talk to you about money

 

Remember way Terry said brass knuckles?

 

He will bring your pasty white palsied

            hand knock on some curious doors

 

Voices behind the doors will not be

            conjugating Greek verbs

 

He will show you ladder made of bones

            yellow bones & blue bones

 

He will not call you Professor or Sir

 

He will tell you to crtawl up on cross

           to see the view

 

He might laugh when the sun rises  Might not

 

He will hand you a cobra and tell you

            it's a telescope

 

He will slide you the wood bucket with

the stale wine

 

He might have spare needle or fishing hook

 

He will fill your plate with unbelievable

           words in alphabet soup

 

He will keep saying  Translate better

 

He will push the word human off the blackboard

 

From Smoke No 51 (Winter 2003)