"...immersed right up to her neck..." Wow. I always wonder about that. Perhaps it is, "a karmic curse," from another poem!
Our main reasons to know why I think come from life's problems. Interesting that the reason could have been an earlier poem.
Is there ever a good reason you might ask youself
We can all start asking as it piles up and up and up.
Life's problems can leave you feeling buried. Ugh.
Life's problem certainly can build up, making you feel like you're drowning...
The age-old question .. why do bad things happen to good people?. I've given a lot of thought to karma. It seems to make sense.
I like the metaphor of poem for life. ~Imelda