fortune cookie fortunes

curious george read-a-thon
at kitchen table
we read through all the stories of one book
before moving on to all the stories
of the other book
_______

sendoff meal at kindho’s
(mock duck and potatoes, sesame tofu, vegetable mock duck curry)
i slip the fortune cookie fortunes
into pocket
_______
seated at sister’s side in silence
for thirty minutes
(swaths of color blooming
behind closed lids) followed by a
talk where a poem
about the great wave off kanagawa appears
_______
fellow amtrak passenger
in st. paul station reports
north dakota’s interstate shut down
(no busses going anywhere)
due to snow
_______
she tells me about
aldo leopold’s
sense of place writings
while fields give way to trees
in subzero degrees
on the other side of the
sight-seer’s lounge
floor-to-ceiling windows
_______
lulled to sleep by
train’s rocking and
songs set to shuffle
_______

from the water world:
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Indian students pour water on each other as part of a ritual bath on the eve of Magh Purnima in Ahmadabad. Many Hindu devotees take a holy bath during the auspicious festival hoping that their sins are washed away according to ancient Hindu tradition.
– voice of america, day in photos

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