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I Can’t Breathe (Poem)

by Berttila Kithia

A pandemic originated in China
The main symptom of the pandemic is not being able to breathe
Lungs connected to ventilators
Pleading, praying
Calling out your mother's name
Drained, depleted
Trying to tell her,
I can't breathe

A pandemic originated in America
The main symptom of the pandemic is not being able to breathe
Lungs crushed underneath a police man's knee
Pleading, praying
Calling out your mother's name
Drained, depleted
Trying to tell her,
I can't breathe

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