I stood by McDonald’s the day the sky fell in.
Business as usual in “the town centre”.
Buy. Sell. Buy. Sell. Buy.
The world a watercolour
of Primark and Topshop fashion.
The bottled tans of the young
covered the pale petals of innocence.
The Big Issue sellers and
their modern street performance.
The moans of the old and the
stench of dignity lost with a dribble.
All human life is here.
Buying. Selling. Buying.