I Can’t Breathe. The System is Choking Me.

But my father is not here to interrupt my thoughts. George Floyd is. Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, and many black men and women whose killings have led to the current revolution. To topple systemic racism, to end racial injustices against people of color and indigenous populations around the world.

My Pain

My pain is unique. It is subtle. It’s not physical, unless I sleep much longer or much less than normal, in which case it manifests through my fragilized lower back.