After a certain Parisian menu

  

Now what should we plump for today?

Maybe salad of crudenesses? What?

The duck in his light grease, you say?

Well that sounds pretty good, so why not?

 

The grilled paving-stone might be nice

With a bit of young broccoli growth,

Or perhaps you would rather a slice

Of this bread of the goat? Okay, both!  

 

How greedy we tourists must seem!

Do you think we’d be wise to eschew

The island in Englishman's cream

To leave room for an ox-coast for two?

Ox-Coast for Two

© 2019 by Rob Stuart