Phillip Hua © 2016 All Rights Reserved

Sisypha


They say I’m cursed, I smile,
“Best job in the world!”
Rolling rote movements
leave me lots of time to think,
to calculate velocity, and muse
on the redemptive nature of sweat.
The sublime apex view beguiles,
the speed of descent,
a roller-coaster ride.
The rock rolls faster down;
the chase, a perfect
aerobic exercise.
I could do this forever.

 



Marilyn Ringer
Copyright © 2016  

Born in Oklahoma, Marilyn Ringer now resides in northern California. She has been a poet-teacher with California’s Poets In The Schools, and a teacher of adult creative writing workshops. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in over 60 literary journals.


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