Sisyphus (2003)
by Betty Blair

From Azerbaijan International, Spring 2004 (AI 12.1)
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It's back up the mountains again.
I'm tromping in the foothills,
With my eye on the soaring peaks of the Caucasus,
Back in the climb.
Maybe it's fortune, not damnation-this eternal chore of Sisyphus
Pushing the load up the mountain.
Imagine what a curse it would be
If the only direction were down.

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