it's another football game tonight.
that means eliza and i get to have a date.
(we're grateful for football games,
jane suggested in her letter from taiwan
that we eat chinese
and watch inn of the sixth happiness together.
(it's my life, mom, she says.)
so we just got back.
tums filled with lettuce wraps, kung pao tofu,
and crispy green beans.
but when the fortune cookies came,
"stop searching forever. happiness is just next to you"
"everything will come your way",
we both looked at each other,
our eyes filling with wows and wonder and tears.
oh, how i needed this tonight.