Why Did You Kill Me?

Was sleeping in my bed such a crime?
Am I not allowed to play with toy guns?
Can I not wear a hoodie or jog down the street?
Why do you kill me?

What was so wrong with reaching for my registration?
Can I not eat candy and walk down the street?
Can I not protest peacefully?
Why did you kill me?

Am I not entitled to safe transport in a police car?
Can I not spend my money without judgement?
Am I not supposed to question what I was pulled over for?
Why did you kill me?

I said I can’t breathe, yet you still killed me?
I was playing a video game in my living room, yet you still killed me?

I was carrying my damn phone, why did you kill me?
All I did was pledged your fraternity, why did you kill me?
I had my damn hands up, why did you kill me?

Does my life mean that little to you?
Are you outraged that I exist?
Did you think you would get away with it?
Why? Just tell me. Why did you kill me?

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