We Ate All the Cheetos
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From the book My Dog Likes to Disco
We ate all the Cheetos
and all the Doritos
and all of the chocolates and cheese.
We still have some greens
and a can of sardines
and some pickles and parsnips and peas.
We swallowed the sweets,
all the puddings and treats,
and we finished the ice cream and jam.
What’s left is a trout
and a jarful of krautsauerkraut cabbage cut fine, salted, and allowed to ferment until sour.
and what looks like a turnip or yam.
We drank all the shakes
and we ate all the cakes
and the pies and the fries and the custard.
And yet there’s a lime
and a few sprigs of thyme
and a half-empty bottle of mustard.
It seems we were hastyhaste moving or acting quickly; speedy; hurried.
in eating the tastiest
snacks we had purchased before.
Now all that’s on hand
is the food we can’t stand.
We might have to go to the store.
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 5
From the Book My Dog Likes to Disco
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