Had I but world enough and time
To dine with you would be sublime.
Your cook's in Gordon Ramsey's class
But sweeter-tongued, a more cut-glass.
You serve a veritable feast
Of line-caught fish and free-range beast,
And all's organic to ensure
Your status as an epicure.
But social life is changing track:
I have a doctor at my back
Who's set in place a protocol
To lower my cholesterol.
No longer may I, carefree, dine
On beef, French cheeses and fine wine.
I'm sorry, but before me lie
Fat-free desserts, eternally.
D A Prince/Marvell