I don’t want to be here
But here I am
I have no idea who these people are
Yet they still talk to me
Despite the fact that the music is loud and I can’t hear them
They are still talking to me
When will I be able to go home
I just want to sleep
These people have too much energy
And it is getting late
When will this wedding end
It is very awkward
The music is not bad
And I do like to dance but
I don’t want to be here
Yet here I am

Inspired by and in the style of Victor Hernandez Cruz’s “MAN I THOUGHT YOU WAS TALKING ANOTHER LANGUAGE THAT DAY”


CC BY-SA 4.0 Why am I here? by Zachary is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

1 Comment
  1. Jovana 2 months ago

    Dear Zachary,
    I like your poem “Why am I here?” because I like the way you express your feelings. One set of lines that stands out for me is, “I don’t want to be here
    But here I am” and I could relate to that, I had the same feeling as you when I moved from my country to the USA. Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next, keep writing poems like this one!

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