Colin F. Jones

WHY AM I HERE?

Why am I here
Why is he there
Wracked by this fear
That both of us share.
I do not hate him
He does not hate me
but our faces are grim
because we want to be free;
free from the chains
of politicians and greed;
free from the flames
that make us both bleed
for a history of names
that we’ll never read.