so that i too can spend
my life worrying over
the pursuit green paper.
so that i too can fight
battles over borders
not even visible in air.
so that i too can know
fellows are only human
when they are not my enemy.
so that i too can see
myself as another
who is just a better copy of me.
so that i too shall know
of happiness pursued
but never attained…
i have never
lay upon the roadside and cried for sleep
pleaded for water or whimpered for a meal
walked farther than far and still walked some more
bickered for space and frowned at innocent smiles
said words i did not believe
swore oaths i did not comprehend
felt pity drowning within myself
felt fright in sharing
guilt for still caring
accused innocent lives to continue with mine
i thought my nevers would last,but they betrayed me…
my never evers have become my now.