Posted on May 14th, 2014
To the Ancient Egyptians,
onions symbolized eternity
since the concentric rings
resembled the nested layers
of the Earth and the Heavens.
Don’t read too much into it though,
to the Ancient Egyptians, everything
symbolized everything else.
Cats symbolized royalty.
Peanuts symbolized democracy.
The rippling banks of the Nile
symbolized both death and the harvest.
A rat with a locust riding on its back
symbolized the 1972 Atlanta Braves.
Seven white carnations being urinated on
by an emu symbolized the sanctity of marriage.
Norman Bates symbolized Gary Cooper.
A hollow gourd inverted over a well
symbolized traditional American values,
which in turn symbolized me
drinking an icy light beer and listening to
ghosts singing through the floorboards.
To them, even all of eternity
only symbolized an onion,
since they thoughts the nested levels
of Earth and the Heavens resembled
the onion’s concentric layers.