You're either thinking this is the most disgusting thing in the world, or you've fallen in love. It's Oberto swag we're giving away to poetic carnivore Off-Ramp listeners.
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Last week, we announced a 5-7-5 haiku contest. The topic: bacon. The prize: a wallet sent by Oberto, which is unveiling a line of bacon jerky. Off-Ramp literary commentator Marc Haefele judged the entries.
Bruce Jones, Apple Valley, CA:
Sizzling and fragrant
Bacon feeds my soul and heart
Which it also kills
Brandy Scheidecker, Minneapolis:
Epitome of perfect
Bacon, my true love.
Randy Plaunt, Lansing, MI:
The smell, the sound, crisp
Bacon awakens my soul
Victoria Bloch, Los Angeles, wrote two:
Salty, crunchy, sweet,
perfecting pork's lean and fat.
Greed plus pleasure - yum!
Savor fatty pork
belly cured to perfect taste:
Fragrant crispy joy.
All okay, Marc says, but the winner did not use the word "sizzle." He's Steve Moss of Claremont:
For me, porcine love,
Sweet,salty - For hog and I,
Steve Moss gets the wallet, but Oberto agreed to send all the contestants bacon wallets. You can't take part in the next Off-Ramp Challenge if you're not receiving our weekly newsletter. Signing up is quick and easy, and you can do it here.