Fortune Cookies: Poems by Andrew Cox

Side Effects May Include

a runny nose; hair loss; nausea; itchy skin; redness around the ears; an inclination to shout; forgetfulness; an urge to twirl; a tendency to wake up a different person; to drool; to walk backwards; to play cowboy and Indians; to play chess with yourself and lose; to stand up and mock the crowd and help the meek inherit the earth; to kiss a bully on the cheek; to go forth naked convinced you are the most beautiful person in the world.

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