onion

[verses/versus]

ONION

For we are all
ultimately nothing, doing
absolutely nothing,
in a universe that came
from nothing,
is nothing,
and will go
to nothing.

So why the trouble and what for?
For nothing.

We are just trying
to keep busy in ways we know
such as this—
yet even this
is nothing.

(from book i of mantra.x, copyright © 1998 by titus toledo)

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