Jesús López Bobadilla

This Onion

Today I cooked for my parents
and I thought: this onion has
a life that is the opposite
of mine: it was born underground
and it will end in my mother's belly.

(July 1998)

Translation: Don Lebar
Original in Spanish:

Hoy cociné para mis padres
y pensé: esta cebolla lleva
su vida de manera inversa
a la mía: nació bajo la tierra
y acabará en el vientre de mi madre.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 18, 2009
Poem Edited: Friday, September 18, 2009

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