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Crick-eats! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Some stores sell ants in lollipops
like sprinkles, but with many legs.
Some strange souls also wet their chops
for oven-roasted spider eggs.
Crickets are sold on counters now,
boxed up and filled with nacho-cheese
like chips, although I can't see how
antennae can be munched with ease.
A girl, one day, brought in these bugs;
she held them up and said, “Bet you can't.”
Though mortified, I feigned a shrug
as friends around began to chant.
The little bug stared up at me.
I threw him in my mouth and chewed.
His feelers crunched disturbingly,
but really it was pretty good.
Sometimes life's logic lies to you
and keeps you from delicious food.

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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Anna_Sharuda said...
today at 4:43 pm
Disgusting and amazing at the same time. Wow.
DreamingOfNirvana said...
Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:19 pm
Ha, I like it! It's gross but funny. Did the author actually experience eating a bug themself or was this based on someone else's experiences, I wonder?
PrettiiAriiJ said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 7:37 pm
Ewwww and somehow delicious :0
moonlite728 said...
Oct. 16, 2011 at 11:56 am
this made me think about eating bugs.  This is a talented girl.
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