Strange Obsessions: History, Culture

What's your fixation, human civilization
are you watching a conflict as if it were 
today's greatest glory, to be replayed on and up.

Perhaps your question in your craw is that of what we saw
so many years ago at that moment when it became the done thing
to do what we seem to do now out of habit, addiction, numbness.

And whether you celebrate these foibles, reject them out of hand
or another option, to be in the waves, responsive, accepting
is not quite the right word for being of the ocean.

Neither is the Denial of Obsessions, for as the Psychologists would day
to stifle is to make stronger the imagination and bring to bear 
the beasts that the epics foretold in hordes and history and culture.