Albert Ahearn Poems
|444.||Poets Are Born||8/14/2009|
|446.||Idiom: No Love Lost||11/14/2010|
|447.||Greenhouse Gas (Triolet)||8/17/2009|
|448.||Fire And Ice||2/9/2014|
|450.||Splendor In The Grass||7/6/2010|
|452.||财 富 比 您 认 为 快 将 来||2/10/2011|
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A fortune cookie changed my life.
I suggest that you wipe the smiles
From your faces my skeptic friends.
It’s true and attributable
To that tasteless of all cookies
The one that they present to you
With the tab after you’re finished
Eating their fine Chinese cuisine.
I broke it in two exposing
The faux message on the paper:
Wealth will come sooner than you think.
After leaving the restaurant
I purchased from a grocery
Store just a few shops up the block
Just one six-digit lottery.
The following lucky Wednesday
All six numbers were drawn that ...
An old church stands with a spired steeple
Amidst the townspeople at Fox and Main
Where the hypocrites pray for sinful souls
And clergy holds sermons that entertain.
Within this sanctuary lined with pews
And opalescent glass and glittering gold
Odoriferous breaths of morning booze
Betray inebriants among the fold.
The Sunday sermon lectures temperance