The fortune cookie
in my bag
of Chinese food
says that
something life changing
is about to happen
to me,
but it doesn’t say
if that something
will be good
or bad,
so now I’m worried
that someone I know
is going to die
or some shit,
and I don’t want to
finish my food
because I’m afraid
that if I do
the fortune
will come true,
so I stop eating.

I should’ve just bought
a burger.


Published by lou rasmus

Lou Rasmus is an independent author from Chicago, IL. His works are largely focused on exploring the meaning of life – or lack thereof – while the themes of love, relationships, and self-loathing are also central to many of his stories. His upcoming novel, Primrose Isle, will be his third self-published title. Grapefruit Juice, a collection of bitter poems and short stories, and DEAD RED FISH, his semi-autobiographical debut novel about a young man coming to age on a road trip with his childhood friends, are also available on Amazon.

34 thoughts on “Fortune

  1. I saw your book on amazon. I may try to pick it up on a kindle version. I applaud you for your effort and commitment. Kudos dude, kudos.

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