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You can’t write a poem
about the salt at the bottom of the pretzel bag.
It would get shoved
in the corner and
no one would notice it.
Kids would dump it all
over the kitchen table
and moms across the country
would discard it.
You can’t write a poem
about the salt at the bottom of the pretzel bag.
There would be too many crumbs.
Most people
wouldn’t like the taste,
and it would repulse them
to even try reading
a handful.
You can’t write a poem
about the salt at the bottom of the pretzel bag.
The reader would spill it all over the carpet
and your poem would get vacuumed up.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Countrylife4 said...
Dec. 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm
I loved it! This is great!! :D
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 10, 2010 at 7:47 pm
I loved that!!-and I'm not a very positive person.
 
CaptainFabulous. said...
Feb. 14, 2010 at 5:18 pm
well...
apparently you CAN write a poem about the salt at the bottom of the pretzel bag!!
lol
great job
great inspiration
:D
check out my workk??
 
desi95 said...
Jan. 6, 2010 at 9:16 pm
this poem is so cool
it goes to show even when there's nothing to write abot there is always something to write about
 
Courteney H. said...
Jul. 27, 2009 at 5:46 am
That is amazing. I liked a poem about the salt at the bottom of a pretzel bag. :)
 
The Author, Kaitlyn said...
Apr. 25, 2009 at 11:42 pm
Thanks for the positive comments, guys! The prompt for this poem was, "Write a poem about something you can't write a poem about." In essence you were to chose something mundane like a belt loop or a piece of fuzz or a q-tip or a broken pencil led, etc, and write about how you couldn't write a poem about it. Unless you really like salt, most people forget about the salt at the bottom of the pretzle bag. But I didn't for this poem! Try your own poem =)
 
ninja alice said...
Feb. 21, 2009 at 1:20 am
thats so i was eating pretzals then i saw ur title! mmmmmmmmmmmmmm pretzals, salty!
 
its tiffany but u can call me tiff said...
Jan. 19, 2009 at 11:53 pm
that reminds me prezels sound good right now
 
Shay16 said...
Dec. 13, 2008 at 4:09 am
:) I like how random it is.
It put a smile on my face, definitely.
Pretzels are my favorite!
 
someone else said...
Dec. 13, 2008 at 12:10 am
i liked this one a lot...I think it's really creative and very interesting.
Yay arlington heights!
 
kym!!!!! said...
Dec. 12, 2008 at 8:24 pm
i realy like this poem b/c it realy brings out the persons personality!
 
Elizabetha said...
Dec. 1, 2008 at 5:09 pm
Ok, we had to read this poem in class at school and tell the meaning behind it, i couldn't figure one out. What is the meaning??? LOL :) BTW, i don't like pretzels, too salty. :D
 
sparkleoriginality said...
Nov. 26, 2008 at 6:01 pm
I really enjoyed this piece!
 
cheesy Mac said...
Nov. 24, 2008 at 11:44 pm
I love pretzels so much..but the honest truth is that I am addicted to salt but you're right, I dont think that I would ever write a poem about the salt at the bottom of the pretzel bag.... although for me salt doesn't go unnoticed.
 
crich897 said...
Nov. 19, 2008 at 1:35 pm
Incredible. This is honestly the first poem I read on this site (yesterday) and wanted to comment earlier but couldn't get to it. I love though the rebellious of your poem without even a hint of rebellion. Also terrific metaphors. This is really a great piece.
 
lizzie said...
Nov. 18, 2008 at 5:20 pm
i really like this its a good thing i have lunch next period though... IM HUNGRY really good though
 
tweedle dee said...
Nov. 10, 2008 at 11:23 pm
hey i like it i've felt like that before!
 
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