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BLUES FOR SISYPHUS [The artist at his task.] Listen — Hear that? That’s that brother’s rock rolling back down that hill. & hear him sigh, hear his shuffling footsteps — descending, fading — Just wait. You’ll hear him again in a minute — His huffing, his shouldering grunt, almost hear his teeth gritting, lower back & knees lock as he gets his all into it. & here he is coming. Hear it? Rock rolling, crunching, him straining, grunting — Hear him? That’s what the lying son of a gun get. Just wait. 33 BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE Listen —