For the Sake of a Cheetos Lover Who Claims He Can't Write Poetry

Cheeto Twist

This is just a little something for someone (no names mentioned, Duane :) who thinks he can't write poetry.


Nothing is impossible with God,
I said.

So I researched wikipedia
to gather the quintessential

information on
Cheetos (which I realized

I had mixed up with Fritos).
But aren't these crunchy

things just all the same?
And wouldn't I merely need

to hand him a rhyme, a place
in time, a couch somewhere

across the universe, where
he could let his thoughts

out of the bag? Would you say
this was easier than

making Leviathan play
on seas. Of course it is.

Now I'm simply stuck with
asking shy Duane:

a poem please?


Apparently, there was a Cheetos Poem Celebration, which I missed. But if you are a lover of Cheetos, or poetry, or both, you can check out the Cheetos poems here.

THIS JUST IN (From Lyla. Read the comments below to understand)

Lyla Lindquist Co-Markets God in the Yard

Cheeto Twist photo by Serious Eats. Used under Creative Commons licensing terms, via Flickr. Amazon Cheetos 'n LL's Books, by Lyla Lindquist. Used with amusement. :)



Blogger Glynn said...

I've just tweeted this: this is a serious challenge that Duane must accept, or Cheetos lovers everywhere will feel dishonored (no problem for me since I don't like Cheetos).

11:31 PM  
Blogger Duane Scott said...

One question.

Does the poem have to be about cheetos?

Although I would love to, I'm pretty sure I can only write one poem before my brain collapses.

And I feel a serious poem coming on.

I've got my journal with me today, and I (and God) accept your challenge.

It was a beautiful poem.

And I've been meaning to buy a couple of your poem books for so long now!

Gotta do that.


12:30 PM  
Blogger Duane Scott said...

Forgot to subscribe to the comments. :)

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Lyla Lindquist said...

Duane, check Amazon's page for InsideOut. I thought I saw that the "Frequently Bought Together" combination currently includes God in the Yard and a bag of Cheetos.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear mr. scott,
i am a big fan. well, not like a fan that blows air, well, i usually don't blow air...but, anyway...
i think that you should write a poem with any words you want.

a fan.

12:56 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

LYLA!!! :) Lol. :)

Duane, your comment is already almost a poem. Do you feel it? :)

nance and Glynn, you both make me laugh too :)

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Dena Dyer said...

I've always felt that Cheetos were best eaten out in the yard, since they leave a mess.

Now I wonder, does God like Cheetos? I love them--but they get stuck in my teeth and leave orange residue on my fingers. Is it stretching too far to compare those to sin? And am I thinking like a poet now? :)

2:23 PM  
Blogger Duane Scott said...

I still can't believe Cheetos and your poem book are bought together.

12:03 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

this is hilarious!

and where is the poem? ; )

or did you get stuck in the cheetos packet?

9:41 AM  

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