Poetry Friday: Throwback Summer continues, with blood and chips

poetryfridaybutton-fulllIt’s another priceless artifact from one of Yours Truly’s high school journals…and while the poem is fairly mediocre, I’m quite proud of myself for the rhymes I was able to come up with…


Sitting here eating a bag of Doritos,
I notice the high, humming sound of mosquitos.
I eat my corn chips sprinkled with cheese
and feel a proboscis sink into my knees.
While all I can taste are corn, cheese, and spices,
they suck out my blood like they’re having a crisis.

– Matt Forrest Esenwine, 4/18/83

Yep, just a few months away from wrapping up my sophomore year, and I was cracking myself up with these ridiculous poems. As I’ve said before, we all have to start somewhere, right?

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14 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Throwback Summer continues, with blood and chips

  1. Ha, Matt! This seems like a poem that might win something during March Madness (the word would be “proboscis,” of course, and students would appreciate the Dorito details). (I’m today’s host, btw.)


    1. Hi, Tabatha! Thanks for stopping by. I hadn’t seen an updated list of hosts and I had no idea it was you…otherwise, I would have linked to your site. Today’s the last day of vacation for the family, so I apologize for just seeing this now.


  2. haitiruth

    Fun! Again you remind me of the way my students’ minds work! 🙂 Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com


  3. Matt, you cracked me up too, and coincidentally I’m sharing a draft from a poem written in college this week (and the dirty little secret that goes with it). It’s good to go back and see what our minds were doing in those days–and I’m pretty sure your verses made you very popular with a certain set!


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