|is for King|
the King’s pickle
The King of Egypt, known as the Pharaoh,
had his innards pickled and his bone marrow
dried after death and preserved;
in Giza his tomb can be observed -
it starts off wide, but then pointedly narrows.
I wonder why his friend and architect
thought building straight was somehow a defect?
Or was it a monumental
metaphor for the centralpremise that all things fall in once they’re erect?
K is also for Knack and Knock and Knee and Knowledge - as a Knon-Knative, sorry, non-native speaker of English, this silent K business used to make me go Knock-kneed and cross-eyed as a child. Utterly, Kompletely Konfusing? Why is it there if no-one is going to pronounce it? Why is it there at all in the alphabet when C and Que-endings are doing half its work anyways? Why does English have 3 Konsonants which are essentially doing the same job? Any Kind souls here who'll get me out of this Kwandary?
Posted for the A-Z Challenge 2016