If We Must Eat Escargot With Plastic Sporks
If we must eat escargot with plastic sporks
In starred restaurants, where boys snort at our fare
While round us they use ruby knives and forks
To scrape Bazooka bubblegum from their chairs
If we eat snails oh let us nobly munch
So that ten-cents-a-spork be not in vain
We defy the snooty waiters with a hunch
They wish they had a spork so deep ingrained!
Oh spork! You prevail against all things gross and slimy
Though neither fork nor spoon, we still adore
You described by English words of "Blimey!"
How else can we survive snails off the floor?
Like desperate fiends we struggle with our meat
But the escargot—they run too fast to eat!
Sent as a joke to poetry.com