why all this culpability?

February 8, 2008
By Emma Briski, Pine City, MN

why all this culpability?
the way the conciuos torments the sinner
tossing back and forth
in a sea of redundant guilt
asking why
the mind
the sanity sinking
a metaforical Titanic
lost in the aquatic hate
drowing out the everyday
the paranoia that contols
every aspect
the dread almost compulsive

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