Ode to Ketchup Chips

First posted online, Tuesday December 15, 2009 -

Ketchup chips,
how do i love thee?

Let me count the ways.

I love how your vinegary overtones,

Cut the smooth sweetness,

Setting up the expected saltiness,

For glorious potato chip delight!

I love how you stain my fingers,

a radiant red,

and that licking them off,

one by one,

is the ONLY way to clean hands.

I am not so in love with ketchup,

but ah, as chips,


Wishing I could only make,

each bag last forever,

but alas, Frito-Lays slogan,

"Betcha can't eat just one!",

has me chipless,

once again.


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