i once believed in change;
i once believed in progression, the idea of freedom.
but then, he came.
i realized that you, america, didn't want change.
you didn't want to free me of the fear i carry within me every day, but instead,
continue to oppress me, silence me, crush my lungs until i can no longer feel my humanity.
this is why, america, we fight.
this is why, america, we march.
this is why, america, we resist.
we, POC, gays, muslims, transgender, women, immigrants, (& many more),
want to breathe, america.
let us breathe.