Its sad prefigurations and smell,
Its flowers and echoes, rivers and crime.

from Joshua Edwards (Ft. Van Edwards) – Decline Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This series of zeugmas (lit. “yoking”) connects material and abstract things as all belonging to time. Of course time has sad prefigurations, but who knew it smelled weird? Or maybe it smells good, because of all the flowers…

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