I Can’t Breathe Again

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

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