Fortune Cookie Philosophy

A pithy aphorism pulled from a fortune cookie this weekend.

But the poet in me would like to rearrange the lines:

Dispel negativity
through
creative activity.

The saying also reminds me of a poem that appeared in my full-length collection Sidewalk Stories (Kelsay Books, 2017).

Decisive

Action Defeats Anxiety
Is a saying I’ve kept
In my head to call upon
Throughout the years.
When in doubt,
I think it’s best
To do something, anything.
Go somewhere, anywhere.
Move from point A to point B.
Just make a decision,
One way or another—
As opposed to
Sitting there, worrying,
Pondering the situation,
And wondering how
It will all turn out.

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