He studies the ashtray and tries to rule out preference, preferring (of course) over not preferring,
but he prefers, gravity (over what other state?) preferring in this case, (of course) earth
(the earth as they say), preferring some state over non-state. (of course)
Now he grips himself with determination, even knowing it causes sadness. (of course)
He is determined to be what? (of course).
He is determined to be serious, not for the first time, not for the first time, there is the feeling
(of course) of a mistake.
Robert Ashley, The Park