Alone in McDonald’s

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One of the saddest sights
in the Western World,
the sight of
someone eating
alone in McDonald’s,

the sight of despair
in their eyes
and solitude
in every little nibble
on their burger
and fries,

an even sadder sight,
your own reflection
in the mirror
inside McDonalds,

as you tuck into
your burger
in isolation
under the bright lights
of McHeart-Attack,

you’re alone and
feel shit about
what you’re feeding
your body,

Ronald McDonald
the grim reaper of
fast food consumers
laughs at you for
being seduced by
that bright yellow m,
the symbol of
everything that’s wrong
with our poisoned world,

you get up
after the meal
and look in that mirror
again,

you appear the same
to others
but look fatter
to yourself,

you know
you’ve sinned,

the grease and
artificial flavourings
sink their way through
your suffering body,

it was dirty,
it was wrong,
you tell yourself
it was just that once

but the devil’s got you
and sooner or later
he’ll drag you back down
to McHell.

– Lennie Bezwik

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About bezwik

Lennie Bezwik is an English poet and lyricist who lives in Spain. Before getting into poetry, Bezwik was part of the London based UK Hip Hop scene, writing songs, producing tracks and performing live rap. Over the last few years, Bezwik has done a lot of travelling, drinking and writing. Nowadays, he sneaks off to dingy little Spanish bars at night and writes poems in his notebook. His biggest inspirations are homelessness, unemployment, booze, love and being dreamy.

2 responses to “Alone in McDonald’s”

  1. formyfrog says :

    Ronald McDonald
    the grim reaper of
    fast food consumers
    laughs at you for
    being seduced by
    that bright yellow m,
    the symbol of
    everything that’s wrong
    with our poisoned world,

    Great words.

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