It’s as hard for me to be alive as it is for you to be dead
This pendant contains your picture on one side, a lock of hair on the other
Desperately do I cling to the you that I knew
A disbelieving heart that will not accept
Sentences can be commuted, can they not?
Shall I remain imprisoned in my head the rest of my days
Condemned by judge and jury unknown, unseen
Collateral damage in a battle that was not mine
Valiantly do I play my part in this charade
Your most trusted lieutenant. Remember?
Wondering more every day
Who is protected here
And to what have I borne witness?
29 January 2014