I can’t breathe
my soul is leaving my body
I see blurry
And my life is coming to an end
At the hands of the one protecting society.

I can’t breathe
maybe it’s because I’m black
That’s why my face is on the ground
my neck viciously pressed by a white knee,
my veins hurting and breath slowly going away.

I can’t breathe
I don’t know the origin of my offence,
Policeman come and help
Your colleague is killing me
Don’t just stand there, frozen, like a mannequin.

I can’t breathe
White policeman please forgive me
I plead guilty
Though I don’t know what is my blunder
Just, please, don’t pull my breath and body asunder.