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I Can't Breathe

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I'm white.

But I can't breathe.

I'm suffocating.

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Maybe I'm dying.

I tried to run

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But I got caught

Thinking terrible thoughts about my twisted country.

Dangerous and dark thoughts,

Like a German might have thought

When the Nazis were beating up Jews.

And the zeitgeist was shouting at me to stop.

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Don't shoot! I shouted,

Peeing my pants,

I'm white!

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger  and author of several books, the latest: 13 Seeds: Health, Karma and Initiation. Over the last few years he has begun calling himself an activist poet, channeling his activism through poetic (more...)
 

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