Of inhumane breathing
for life to evaporate from Floyd’s lungs
Chauvin’s chauvinistic police tactics
Has paralyzed another black family with tragic
Trauma, dilemna, racial coma
Today, May 25th
All Gianna can do is replay those
9 deadly minutes
In her mind
Hoping time would be so kind
To rewind its hand
To touch the lives of those Minnesota officers
With the love of Christ
So her father can breathe again.
Berwick Augustin is a published author, poet, and educator. He offers self-paced online courses that teach the basic elements of writing and the structure of opinion, informative, and argumentative essays. He is also the brainchild behind Evoke180 publishing.