None Can Breathe
In Memory of George Floyd
Murdered by those hired to protect him: May 25, 2020

When any one of us can’t breathe
None of us can
When the knee crushes the neck
We are all crushed by tyranny
The knee is the clapper stolen from
Freedom’s bell
His cry, I can’t breathe
Is your own wretched cry
See Me
Hear Me
Love me for who I am
Love my soul for that is
All that I am
His call for Mama, Mama
Is your own cry for Mama
Mama Gaia, Pachamama
Hold us, support us
Mama Ishtar, Isis,
Kuan Yin, Kali,
Bast, Brigid
Protect us
Mama Shekinah
Be with us always
Mama Tara
Free us
Mama, help me breathe
You have 8 minutes and 46 seconds
Before it’s too late
Blow breath into the blue
Lips of the baby
Blow breath into the
Broken hearted mamas whose
Children have died at the rope,
The baton, the gun, the knee
Blow breath into every closed
Blue uniformed heart
Don’t think it can’t
Be your neck
And don’t you dare believe
It can’t be your knee
We all have within us
Illumined wisdom
And wounded souls
For all of us
All that our aggrieved souls
Need are just two words
I’m sorry
I’m sorry
I am so sorry!
If it is not said to you
When you need it most
Take your own tender heart
Into your hands
And whisper
I’m sorry my heart
I’m sorry my friend
Please Forgive
Please Love
Sally Churgel © 6/18/20