I Can’t Breathe


I can’t breathe, I’m hidden beneath.
He won’t let me go, my throat is closing so,
I turn around to face the swarm,
He blends in with the other uniforms, I transform.
I am now close to death, the other side is nearing.
Is that him I hear cheering?
He’s appearing, domineering, sneering.
I’m tearing, fearing, disappearing.
White light is bursting through my vision.
All that can save me now is activism.

This has become a pattern,
But it shouldn’t because black lives matter.
We’ll spit, spatter and ruin,
Just to prove that we are human,
With heart, love and passion
We don’t have to cash in
To all this insensitive white fashion.
If you believe in miracles and equality,
Then fight or speak up for me.
My friends we need to address,
So that we may progress.
Prevent more of my story and me,
Because I cannot breathe.

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