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Lexington Poetry Month
How I Open a Bag of Chips
article by
Jude Lally

It is held in the grasp of one hand
Work your grip up to squeeze in the bottom third of the sack
turn the pouch upside down so when you open it
it’s top-down so the lettering appears face-up
                        now with your opposite hand
Gently push the puffed out region of the airbag-like state
            And prepare yourself, wait for it…
BOOM! This should’ve aroused no fear
Wafting in the flavor of potato, onion, cheddar, ranch, pepper, vinegar, spicy, bacon, ‘rito or baked,
depends on the opener’s taste.

3 responses to “How I Open a Bag of Chips”

  1. Amy Cunningham says:

    BOOM! There it is!

  2. Jim Lally says:

    it’s better than opening
    a can of worms

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