Michael Edwards





(without apologies)


Having  invented chopsticks

 it makes me wonder why

they never invented custard

oh do please tell me why.


Whatever their mood

there’s truth in the tales

of their scorn for fast food

and their preference for snails.


Leave them alone

leave them in peace

it’s in their genetics

to be obese.


In the hedgerows and

 in  lederhosen

watch them forage

for the wurst kind of sausage