Fortune Cookie: A merry heart does good like a medicine.
She said, don't give me a thousand silver keys
Nor sky tangled in red silk threads
All she ask is a single pale rose at dawn
& she'll dance until sun is a twilight of cinnamon-orange hues
She said, don't carve me an ivory vase
Nor a jade bracelet with golden case
All she ask is for a sturdy & steady boat
Filled with salty harvest of sea & shores
I bring her a tang of warm wind & sugary aroma
of freshly made bread & blueberry pies
with buckets of belly laughter, dash of humor & care
She said, my heart is merry, thumping with cymbals
Look at all my good fortunes-
I say, Maybe you will live up to 100!
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