I Can’t Breathe

As we know, breathing is a given right.
To stop someone from breathing means
to stop someone from living. We can’t
keep choking the air out of innocent
people – people who deserve better.
Think about those three words: I can’t
breathe. Does it stop your breath when
you think about those losing theirs?
To breath means to speak – to voice
opinions – to say “I love you”. Air
gets choked out of innocent lungs.
Let’s turn chokeholds into hugs.
Haven’t we learned that Mockingbirds
just want to dance and sing? Yet, we
still choose to harm them. All people
can’t breathe until they are set free.

Frozen Lakes

Lakes were frozen one Winter day.

Everybody saw the frozen water.

All motion halted the moment

Winter started. The trees looked

naked, humiliated. The trees hated

cold weather just how people

did. It was fine for those who

embraced the cold. They walked

on frozen lakes. They conquered

their fear of falling in. They

saw a reflection of a fearless

face, learning to love the cold

and its embrace. They learned

to enjoy the lake on a Winter day.