World War 3
I have a question:
Is a hotdog a sandwich?
Now. without the intention
Of starting WW3,
Let’s just see the arguments.
For starters, what makes a sandwich
I’ve heard every kind of pitch,
But the general idea is this:
Something between two slices of bread.
It’s a filling that keeps you fed,
But by that logic:
Subway doesn’t sell sandwiches.
They may have an array of cheeses,
But their bread does not come in two pieces.
And think about the humble meatball sub,
Nothing but innocent, italian grub,
Stripped of its sandwich title.
But was it entitled to that in the first place?
Now let’s look at this coin’s other face:
A hotdog isn’t a sandwich because
It’s a piece of bread with a topping.
Well, then how come when you go shopping,
The pizzas aren’t in the hotdog isle?
You can’t be in denial that both
a hotdog and a pizza
Are breads with spreads.
Regardless, there’s a difference
Between a hotdog
And a hotdog sandwich.
I’d like to see a guy pitch
A sandwich place that sells hotdogs.
But if you’re still on the fence,
Here’s one last defense:
What if this argument doesn’t matter?
Because after all, we’re all just matter
Trying to matter
Without being scattered uselessly all over the place.
So maybe this is just our way to say:
“Yes, I’m part of the human race,
With opinions and also a face,
And I’m trying to categorize everything I see,
While facing immense scrutiny.”
And I guess that’s the beauty
Of us humans who try to justify
Everything we come by
In an attempt to try
And make sense of this
one wild and precious life.
But sometimes there are categories
where things just don’t fit.
But if a hotdog isn’t a sandwich,
Then what is it?