Photo: George Floyd – New York Times
Grace at dVerse is hosting Open Link Night where we post a poem of our own choice. My choice has been influenced by the poems Grace posted as a reflection on the protests and Floyd’s death. So, I’m reblogging an earlier OLN poem about George Floyd that I wrote in the moment of grief having watched the video of his murder. Still can’t get it out of my mind, can’t erase the anger I feel of the injustice to him, and sadly, for so many.
"I can't breathe." George Floyd To Breathe The tissue of life is delicately thin, especially when the protectors grin, arraigned with a knee and pinned to the ground, he couldn't breathe; no judge, no jury, they refused his cry, the man needed air, he was guilty without sin, they murdered George Floyd with a dirty white lie, and since the moment he stopped, I have struggled to breathe. ©Paul Vincent Cannon