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I Can't Breathe

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I'm white.

But I can't breathe.

I'm suffocating.

Maybe I'm dying.

I tried to run

But I got caught

Thinking terrible thoughts about my twisted country.

Dangerous and dark thoughts,

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Like a German might have thought

When the Nazis were beating up Jews.

And the zeitgeist was shouting at me to stop.

Don't shoot! I shouted,

Peeing my pants,

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I'm white!

I'm the same color as Jesus!

But the zeitgeist

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