I CANT BREATHE
Those haunting words touch my ears again
The vision of him on the ground with a knee in his neck won’t leave my mind
Looking at it I find myself screaming just as I did in Eric Garner
WHAT DID HE DO?
DON’T YOU HEAR HIM?
HE CAN’T BREATHE!
GET OFF OF HIM!
HE’S NOT MOVING!
YOU KILLED HIM!
Another life gone from unnecessary force
How was he a threat when it’s 4 against 1?
How was he a threat when he’s pinned on the ground begging for air?
Air that he can’t possibly get
Now he becomes another hashtag
Another vision of injustice
Another vision embedded in our memories to play on repeat every time we hear his name
The process will always be the same
I see his face over and over again
I hear his words over and over again
And my throat tightens over and over again
I can’t breathe again
Note: Rest in power George Floyd