Say cheese and show your teeth to grin
when cameras are posed
unless to state the mood you’re in
quite openly exposed.
Say cheese when people ask you if
you’d like some with the wine.
And do not noticeably sniff
to test if it smells fine.
Say cheese when asked what’s made of milk
although, of course, you know
that cream and butter, soft as silk,
are made of milk just so.
Say cheese is what you grate on top
of pasta when it’s done.
Take Parmesan fresh from the shop
which grateful will be fun.