Ed Higgins

Ed Higgins

Ed Higgins’ poems and short fiction have appeared in various print and online journals including recently: Triggerfish Critical Review, Statement Magazine, and Tigershark Magazine, among others. He is Professor Emeritus and Writer-in-Residence at George Fox University, south of Portland, OR. He is also Asst. Fiction Editor for Ireland-based Brilliant Flash Fiction. Ed has a small organic farm in Yamhill, OR, raising a menagerie of animals including an alpaca named Machu-Picchu.


is more than
a little pissed

at all this eternal
boulder rolling.

But what-ta-hell-forever
can he do about it? Fuck fate?

Never. Not that he was without
sins enough to roar-up Zeus. But

it’s the implacable/inescapable
journey of all hubris cursed life.

Sometimes you’re up high
other times you’re damned down.

Redundantly shouldering up/up
and then boulder-chased down/down.

Camus could imagine
Sisyphus happy doing this.

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