FAST-FOOD TEACHERS

 

 

                                                The French fries you get

                                                are meant to be

                                                the math lesson,

 

                                                hamburger with cheese

                                                American history,

 

                                                the chocolate shake

                                                a mix of English

                                                and biology.

 

                                                We get what we pay for,

                                                a diet of illness

                                                lasting into future

                                                generations,

 

                                                these young minds

                                                infarcted

                                                with the trans fat

                                                of our culture.

 

                                                The savings we can

                                                pass on to corporations

                                                who enjoy their arugula

                                                and lattes overseas

 

                                                with Swiss bank accounts

                                                resolutely healthy

                                                in gold vaults.

                       

                                                                                                           

                                                                                   ―David Radavich

                        

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