that is the rock itself

(mostly,) when Sisyphus was

pushing the rock his hands would

sting and his bones would start

to ache and in those moments he’d be too

tired to keep going and let the rock roll



while he was still far away from the top


the first time this happened Sisyphus fell

to his knees in shaking fits – now when it happens

Sisyphus shrugs and walks down the mountain.