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"Ball of Woe" By Barb Jennes, Instructor

"Ball of Woe" By Barb Jennes, Instructor

  Sisyphus rolls his ball of woe up the hill of eternal hell, over the police car that took his son away, the damning drug test, the blocked plumbing pipes and begging dog with no food on the shelf, over the leaking roof, the burnt-out lightbulb, the children whining to lick the batter spoon. He picks it all up as he shoves his Herculean heap uphill; he adds to his load, just as he added to his sins in life. It hasn't rained for weeks and the elephants are going extinct, he sprouts grey hairs like ash from an angry...

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