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For George

Feelings from watching the video of his death

By Dana StewartPublished about a year ago 1 min read
For George
Photo by Robert Lukeman on Unsplash

Later this month will mark two years since the killing of George Floyd. Murder on livestream is an unbearable burden, an irrevocable memory to the end of a man's life. This poem was written after I watched the video.

This ain’t no dream,

Nightmare for a black man

I can’t breathe.

They say we all right

Don’t matter now

I can’t breathe.

One way street

Two fists of hate,

I can’t breathe.

Man says relax

I know I can’t

I can’t breathe.

Face first concrete

Twist of fury

I can’t breathe.

I’m invisible

Until I’m not

I can’t breathe.

I can’t breathe.

I can’t breathe.


We can’t... breathe.


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Dana Stewart

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  • C. H. Richard21 days ago

    I can't believe I haven't read this one before. Absolutely took my breath away ❤️ This line "I'm invisible, Until I'm not" - Wow. Great job

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