By Hedy-Jo Huss, Soldotna
Burgers, hot dogs and fries
are ready to go.
(Watch out for flies.)
Toppings are added one by one.
Make sure to leave room for a ton.
Fried or raw,
delicious, it’s true.
M.I.A. is the scarlet stream of catsup.
The bottle is stubborn; will not pour.
Tap the bottom; give it more!
Anticipation gets old.
Really shake the thing, I’m told.
Suddenly, a cacophony of embarrassing sounds.
Catsup soon abounds!
The crimson puddle spreads with a plop.
Fries round out the meal.
Now we’re on an even keel.
Wait-worthy condiment Number One.
Anticipation is over,
Eat and have fun!