17: Woman on Cell Phone Dragging an Empty Cart Through Washington Square Park

17: Woman on Cell Phone Dragging an Empty Cart Through Washington Square Park

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.

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