I Can't Breathe

I Can’t Breathe…Either! By Shawn Hawkins

I tried to breathe
but White wouldn’t let me.

I tried to fill my lungs
with all that was precious
but White said no.

I tried to live
but White couldn’t accept such a thing.

I tried to breathe again
but the rope was against it.

I tried…

I tried again…

I tried even more

but that knee said no to me.


I told them every time before dying

that I can’t breathe

but White said I didn’t have that right.

So I breathed for the last time…

Over and

Over and

Over and

Over and

Over again.

Til I couldn’t breathe no more.

So I breathed my very last breath.

And I breathed my very last breath

Over and over and over and over and over again.

I can’t breathe…Exhale!

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