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#QuemPensa é Spiralist: “The Uphill Battles of Sisyphus”

#QuemPensa é Spiralist: “The Uphill Battles of Sisyphus”

But my nature burdens me, far too stubborn to be free.


Time feels like a slow goodbye:

fruitless years are passing by,

breathing’s getting heavier,

eyes are turning wearier,

hair is paler by the day,

wrinkles slowly come in spades –

but the knot around my soul

tight remains and takes its toll

just as much as when I first

dove within to quench my thirst.

 

I’m a modern Sisyphus

and between the two of us

stands a beastly taunting rock

got me pushing ‘round the clock –

and I hold to the belief

that there might be sweet relief

if it all came crashing down

right upon this tired frown.

 

But my nature burdens me,

far too stubborn to be free.

 

Watch these blistered fingers push

the skin flayed bare in the rush.

Oh, what a sight these sore eyes find

if they ponder going blind!

 

And I know not what to blame,

if self or the zodiac…

I have always loved the game,

but it’s never loved me back.

 

Untitled – Pedro Lopes