J. R. Solonche

Short Speech for Sisyphus 

See how I torment
my tormentor

by cutting
him out,

and see how I punish
myself by pushing this

stone I cut
up this mountain I built.

J. R. Solonche is author of Beautiful Day (Deerbrook Editions), Won’t Be Long (Deerbrook Editions), Heart’s Content (Five Oaks Press), Invisible (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by Five Oaks Press), The Black Birch (Kelsay Books), I Emily Dickinson & Other Found Poems (Deerbrook Editions), and In Short Order (forthcoming from Kelsay Books).