You Just Can’t Win

Everyone pities Prometheus, but what about that poor eagle, sentenced to pluck out the same guy’s liver every damn morning? Did it ever think, “Jeez, just once can I get maybe a kidney or something?”?

That myth makes me think of St. Peter’s proverb “A dog returns to its vomit,” which in turn reminds me of the Spinal Tap drummer who “choked on someone else’s vomit.” Then again, so does almost everything, since that throwaway line has become an apt description of my own fate.