Patrick Forrest – Deakin University
There’s something so satisfying
About eating fast food in front of a gym.
Whether it’s about watching other people
On their endless cycle of self-improvement
Or slowly embracing your own failures.
There’s something about eating McDonalds
At four in the morning
Near the beach
Which says that you’ve really given up,
As the salty air floods your lungs
And the cholesterol hardens in your veins.
There’s something about KFC for breakfast
After a long night out drinking,
Which makes you feel
Just how rotten you’ve become.
With your insides all rebelling,
Poisoning your body to match your soul.
There’s something about eating fast food
Which is synonymous with the break
Of the human spirit;
And I’m so fucking tired
Of eating all this
Patrick is a second year Arts/Commerce Student at Deakin University. In his free time, Patrick enjoys having good company, and distraction through reading and writing. More of his work can be found at http://hellopoetry.com/-patrick-forrest/