Prepare Ye [Matthew 3:4b]

Those spring-loaded locusts you caught on the fly?  Try broiling or baking, or bread them and fry;

or snap off their noggins and set them to boil, then dry them and mince them and sauté in oil;

or serve them with garlic and saffron, or plain, and eat them at supper for starters or main;

or dust them with sugar and serve on a stick, or coat them in choc-o-late luscious and thick;

or pop them still thrumming, still blinking and raw,                               with no salt or ketchup right into your craw.  

These methods will make you a bug-eating whiz.   So how did the Baptist, I wonder, eat his?