Turns out Mike's request for an ode to strip bacon was a contest of sorts. Mike has chosen a winner, and it wasn't me. The newly-crowned bacon poet laureate is Mike's friend Jeh, who isn't yet my friend but should be because the man can write, and he truly loves the pig.
Behold this stanza of genius:
O strip of bacon,You can read the whole brilliant composition here.
you the king of the snacka.
A condiment and a meal,
a sidekick and a hero, like the mighty Chewbacca.