I can’t breathe – 8 minutes 45 seconds – a song / poem on George Floyd RIP

The song
I went to buy
 
a pack of cigarettes
 
a 20 dollar bill
 
he thought was fake
 
I bounced the bad guys
 
But a virus took my job
 
I was friends with Cup Foods
 
Mike knew me well
 
The cops told me
 
My currency didn’t work
 
They tried to put me in their car
 
But I ain’t no criminal man
 
So they put me to the ground
 
Derek’s knee on my neck
 
For 8 minutes
 
and forty five seconds
 
I begged him
 
to let me breathe
 
I called my Mama
 
Mama I can’t breathe
 
Tom, Tau and Alex watched
 
I just begged to breathe
 
Please let me breathe
 
God just let me breathe
 
I was the friendly giant
 
6 foot 2 at just 12
 
I hurt nobody
 
But I just can’t breathe
 
I’ll give you 40
 
keep the 20
 
Please, just let me breathe
 
Giana and Roxie are waiting for me
 
Jesus just let me breathe
 
I can’t breathe
 
They filmed me and watched me
 
but no one let me breathe
 
I died for a 20 dollar bill
 
I’d have give them a lot more
 
If they just let me breathe
 
I’m no more
 
My breathe is gone
 
My dreams are gone
 
Giana and Roxie will breathe
 
the breaths I kept for them
 
The Pope says it was my race
 
I said they’re going to kill me
 
But no one listened
 
to my borrowed breaths
 
They say I had a heart attack
 
That I didn’t suffocate
 
They’d know when a knee’s on their neck
 
For a fraction of 8 minutes 45 seconds
 
They won’t be able to breathe
 
Just like I wasn’t
 
For a 20 dollar bill
 
I can’t breathe forever
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Published by CrystalHeartKazmi

Peace and love activist for the world

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