In this new society
of masks and miasmas
we are being suffocated
with pillows of power
and prejudice,
hardly hidden,
in the institutions
we were told would protect
us all.
Some of us
believed it.

But the old masks are off now,
forced off the face by lies.
All they hid is exposed.
We know it now.

So we put on our mask
to protect
Before we show them.
We know now
that we are all
George Floyd
later or sooner.
And we know
we are all his killers
later or sooner
unless we look behind the masks.…/breathless-and-our-street-poems/…

By: Lynn White Breathless In this new societyof masks and miasmaswe are being suffocatedwith pillows of powerand prejudice,hardly hidden,in the institutionswe were told would protectus all.Some of …


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