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NaPoWriMo #13: “Somewhere Between the Lo Mein and the Egg Fu Young They Fell in Love”


red lanternsThe NaPoWriMo prompt of the day is write “a poem inspired by fortune cookies.”  This was fun.  I have to say that I wrote this at 3 a.m. this morning so I wonder if that had anything to do with the fun-factor.   (This post is also in line with the Daily Post’s prompt.)

Somewhere between the Lo Mein and the Egg Fu Young They Fell in Love

A rain-slick night,
Red lanterns hang over a dark wooded booth.
Imperial Dinner for two.
Crab Rangoon and spring rolls.
Don’t forget the hot mustard.
Kung pao chicken and sweet-and-sour pork.
Stir fried broccoli in oyster sauce.
Their hands touch over the fried rice.
Moo shu pork and ginger beef.
Steaming cups of jasmine tea.
She giggles at his jokes.
Time slows down, eyes lock.
Check please.
Fortune cookie say:
“You will marry the person across the table.”
Fortune cookie say:
“Don’t panic!”

Ljgloyd c 2016

Image courtesy of Morguefile.com



5 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo #13: “Somewhere Between the Lo Mein and the Egg Fu Young They Fell in Love”

  1. Your title is brilliant! Humourous and eye-catching 🙂 I love the food theme throughout the poem, and the fortunes at the end, cracked me up xD

  2. Pingback: NaPoWriMo – Day 13 -“Let Your Passions Take Your Breath Away” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

  3. Beautiful! I really like that you gave this couple such a delicious and extensive menu, I like the dual-fortunes at the end, but what I really loved the most was the title, I think it is ingenious!

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