Copyright: Kanzen Sakura
I chose as my fortune: Your shoes will make you happy today.
It’s a bad year for us Monkeys.
Luck is dismal, scant and funky.
There’s only one thing that we can do.
Wear red underwear, belts, socks and shoes.
Red will bring us better fate this year,
and we count on it to bring us good cheer.
And the scarlet underwear that I should wear
must be purchased by my spouse somewhere.
The optimum blessing will then be had
and life thereafter will be established and glad.
But now there’s one other obstacle I face
and that is to find red shoes to stave off disgrace.
Quick! I must get to the store and find
red shoes that are pretty and make fortune aligned.
So many to choose from, a wedge, a sandal, a loafer
but they must be comfortable so I won’t need a chauffeur!
Huaraches, ballet flats, espadrilles, moccasins and clogs,
it doesn’t really matter, as long as they’re red and cover my dogs.
This year of the Monkey is not auspicious you see
for those born a simian by imperial decree.
So I must not delay, no, not one more minute!
Bring me shoes that are red, size 6, with no limit!
I’ll try them all on, one right after the other
and then rest in the knowledge that I’m safe from all bother.
Here, these will do the trick, they’re sweet and comfy;
and I’m already feeling exponentially more lucky!
I discovered some Chinese New Year superstitions for Monkeys in the year of the Monkey. Red underwear is especially important and must be bought by a spouse, family member or friend. So if you are the sign of the Monkey in this year of the Monkey, make haste and get yourself decked out in some red duds! (I’m a Rabbit, no worries for me this year.)
Toni (Kanzensakura) is our host at dVerse Poets today and asks us to choose from several “fortunes” as inspiration for our writing. Come join us for Poetics! http://dversepoets.com/2016/02/09/11565/