Sunday Service (redraft)

March 26, 2008

I said I’d not eat in McDonalds –
but then it was there-

the proverbial mountain of gold dust
lit up like a dancing girl –

and everywhere else was closed –
it being a religious day

and only the church of Ronald McDonald,
was sending it’s teenage priests to pray.

I said I’d not eat in McDonalds
with it’s choices of burger

or burger and fries.
it’s dark eyed and listless workers

it’s glossy bright awning
the same in Dubai.

I said I’d not eat in McDonalds
where they serve only minimum wage

where expectations are swollen with chip fat
and people collect coupons for more of the same.

I said I’d not eat in McDonalds
but everywhere else was closed

and I couldn’t believe it was really that awful –
till I’d unwrapped the burger,

bleak as the lino.

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One Response to “Sunday Service (redraft)”

  1. I couldn’t quite pick up this one rhythm, but that might be my poor reading. The images hit home.

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