#BLM: In Loving Memory of George Floyd

 

I am exhausted of seeing familiar faces

laying dead on the ground

I want to start a revolution and scream and shout and –

but it all falls flat

as another black body is carried away

The media twists and turns my head in a new direction

and glues my mouth shut with an understanding, they could never possess

with promises of ‘justice’ that never amount to anything

The police who are meant to protect us

keep legally murdering us

and I keep feeling faint

knowing there is no one to call,

in a system that was never built to protect

(someone that looks like me)

 

( Image credits: Guillaume Issaly – https://unsplash.com/photos/Grje-fSs14A )

 

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