Woman on Cell Phone Dragging an Empty Cart Through Washington Square Park
by Donna Masini
It’s called Sisyphus. No. Sisyphus. Yes. Apparently
some Greek myth. This guy is punished for—punished—yes—
for something, and has to roll a rock up a hill every day
and every day it rolls—a rock, yes—
and every day it rolls back down.
Something about the absurdity of life.
Camus says—Camooo—says it’s
about the condition of man and that
it’s meaningless and we have to just keep
doing it and—the rock, yes, rolling the rock—and that
gives our life meaning. Yeah. Well
if that don’t drive you to God—
“Woman on Cell Phone Dragging an Empty Cart Through Washington Square Park” from “4:30 Movie” by Donna Masini. Copyright © 2018 W. W. Norton & Company.