Western Family Original Saltines (a poem)

I should not have been surprised—Western Family products tend to be kind of gross…

Western Family Original Saltines
the official saltine
for the man whose life
is forever on the verge

Western Family Original Saltines
thin and tasteless
barely enough substance
to hold together

Western Family Original Saltines
crumble at the slightest bit of pressure
fall apart at first contact
with anything on the knife

Western Family Original Saltines
the wholly inadequate
peanut butter delivery system
but…satisfactory for cheese

Western Family Original Saltines
guaranteed to melt
in neither your mouth
nor in your hands

Western Family Original Saltines
disintegration a speciality
no crumb too precious
no sliver too small

Western Family Original Saltines
the discount cracker
for the undiscerning snacker
at two dollars fifty a box

(28 October 2017)