With none, I am short and may be late
With one, I am folk, local to a place
With two, behold me! Never first
With six, and I am made with curd
With seven, I’ll keep you off the ground
With ten, alone with water all around
With eleven, you could say I’m a friendly fish
With thirteen, I refer to me, so selfish
With sixteen, I want you to be vegan please?
With twenty-three, I’m too heavy to fly with ease
With twenty-six, I’m six but also seven
But wait, there’s more than just the above eleven
With certainty I am as yet unknown
With a draft, short, I can help stop you groan
With ratio, I am made by a guy
And with this final line I ask what am I?
There is a clear and unique answer which you will know when you have found it.