Poems of the Week

Appeal of Bell’s

by Julia Griffin

“A man stranded with his dog in snow in central Oregon for five days survived by eating taco sauce packets”
—The Guardian

Five days quite unusually chilly
Trapped two in a car willy nilly—
A fearful fiasco
If not for tabasco,
Sriracha and hot piccalilli.

Yes, Taco Bell’s sauce has no rival
For keeping us warm and salival:
With Bell’s for your ketchup,
Wherever you fetch up
You’ll have a wild chance at survival.