Poems of the Week

Pâté Paléolithique

by Dan Campion

“Original Paleo Diet Recipe: Cave-Aged Bone Marrow
—The New York Times

Cave dwellers savored gamy fare
Preserved in hoof and bone.
Who doubts someone will take their dare?
(I hear brave stomachs groan.)

One researcher had just a taste:
“Bland sausage.” Age of Stone,
Though some may try your marrow paste
I’d leave that stuff alone.