Don’t Shoot

Rosalyn Morris
1 min readJul 6, 2022
Photo by Jana Knorr on Unsplash

Stop killing us,

we say.

We protest.

We pray.

Nothing changes.

In fact,

more lives are taken.

More hashtags.

More protests.

We rage,

we scream,

we cry,

We become


But this vigor

does not mean

good health and cheer.

We are sad,



but we choose to remain engaged.

Why would you think,

for a second,

that we enjoy this

foot on our collective necks?

We can’t breathe.

Are you insane?

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