it changes nothing to wonder why.
We carry our burdens, links in a chain;
sins, indiscretions all remain.
These chains grow heavier with life and time,
link upon link, crime after crime.
There are those who carry their chains and more,
links forged by apathy, a pitiful captor.
Through mercy they can be freed from the pain;
in reparation those left must carry their chain.
The weight of this burden one cannot dismiss.
There is penance and pathos in supreme justice.
Poem by: McGuffy Ann Morris,
from “Weeds”, 2012