The Confrontation of Guilt


A Master — spontaneous affirmation of the self. Confess

My goodness is amoral. It’s nobility and truth.

I’m one who is, defined by reference to no one else.

In their guilt, these slavish others their liberty forsooth

Have to resentment turned.

Thus weakness is declared a prerequisite of goodness.

Unable to be strong, their call to frailty obey.

They separate the doer from their deed: loathsome crudeness

To make the birds of pray guilty of being birds of pray

In stealth, atonement spurned.