The Third Piece
Down at the local barbecue the food is always great.
It's spicy and delicious and we never have to wait.
There's cauliflower and broccoli and beans and aubergine,
coriander wrapped in tofu, and peppers red and green.
There are chicken wings and sausages and - if it is your wish –
you can round your meal off nicely with a tasty piece of fish.
And if you order mutton, with four pieces on each skewer,
it's served up hot and sizzling and tasty to be sure
but with it comes a mystery we cannot solve and that
is the question of the third piece, and why it's always fat.