I CAN’T BREATHE

I can’t breatheMy life has no valueIt’s only worthwhile to meAnd to my familyAnd my friendsAnd my communityBut not to youNot to this country I can’t breatheCan’t you seeSocietal inequityLeaves you unaccountableTo injustices perpetrated against meI don’t fight backI only beg to be free I can’t breatheMy stomach hurtsMy neck hurtsEverything hurtsI can’t breathe