FORTUNE COOKIES

A fortune cookie is the finishing flourish to countless Chinese meals. Pure delight awaits in the popping open of the shiny packaging, paired with an overwhelming curiosity at the fate that awaits us on that tiny paper strip. Hungry for contemporary wisdom, SEEK asked writer Durga Chew-Bose to reimagine the format in a series of short poems.

Text by Durga Chew-Bose / Images by Aaron Dawkins and Devan Grimsrud

 

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