(Apologies to Marvell)
Had we but world enough and time
Lemon meringue would be sublime;
Organic lemons, unwaxed, pure,
And eggs from free-range hens ensure
The filling’s rich, the top has grace,
All in a crisp-baked pastry case.
Each element fulfills its part
To show dessert as truest art.
But at my back the deadlines press;
Meringue takes too long, I confess.
Although we’re craving something sweet
On this one I’ll admit defeat.
Why make this three-stage pudding when
We could return to bed, again?
So let’s in the scant time we’ve got
Share strawberry yogurt, from the pot.