As Bach plays in the background
and champagne’s poured in the glass,
the foul-mouthed puppet is lost for words
and the clown falls on his arse.
Eggs on toast, by way of fish,
or eggs on toast, by way of bird?
Maestro’s in the kitchen, and every curse is heard
The Duchess stubs her toe and says an ugly word.
The young heir tags a portrait,
desecration done in jest.
The mogul eats a Big Mac
and the sauce stains his vest.
The miner keeps a canary,
and the Duke hunts with a vulture.
The Coliseum is open
for anyone in search of culture.