The Onion Architecture

neither tired nor hyper
felt sedated, but not sleepy nor worn out
i am neither fish nor fowl
neither tarnished nor afraid
only as strong as it’s weakest
quiet as a mouse
singing the blues
peeling the onion
as skin upon skin, fortification upon fortification
peeling away another layer
a core that’s buried beneath
like an opening one’s eyes & letting some fresh air in
singular breakable encapsulation
as a stereotyped and hackneyed
I angrily say chaff
rejecting a given unwanted layer
a sluggish stream
has been finding brightness of hue
think to the cliché of the day
neither quiet nor peaceful… nor chuffed
Hard as it is to become a separate self
I tried hard get to the centre of an onion
walked under the moon by the sea shore
hadn’t time to put my feet up and catch forty winks
being have feet of clay
took a hike in the woods
a paradox, rung in my ears
hung the moon and stars
I hemmed and hawed and finally admitted taking the advantage
findig the way to reveal my essential humanness
there is no centre?
Am I awful stuck-up?
I thinks I’m God’s own cousin
layer upon layer of mystique with no certain end
deemed the central truth has no lasting value
peeling away layers of the onion
I’ve found that there’s no centre
It’s the journey to the core that makes the tease
Featured in the Pink Panther Magazine: Issue 15

The Onion Architecture

Ushna Sardar

Joined January 2008

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we go off by ourselves to ‘find ourselves’, or that we find someone to tell us who we are!
an onion story & experience! (onion metaphor)
Featured in the Pink Panther Magazine: Issue 15

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