Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sisyphean Labor

Sisyphean Labor

Those tasks we pick because they seem small
enough to hold in the palms of our hands
or even pocket are those that grow to full size
and must be hoisted shoulder high and carried.

Pick carefully and for love and old age.

Rather than a single rock, I discover
some days I maneuver several odd-shaped
stones bound together slip shod
and my day is a juggler’s holiday.

1 comment:

lick the wound said...

I saw this on the wall at the library, really liked it!!
Camus is one of my faves and your combo drawing/writing/quoting I though was well done!