I Can’t Breathe: Poem by Pamela Sneed

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EryngiumLostHisKeys

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https://clinicalaffairs.umn.edu/covid-19-updates/i-can’t-breathe-poem-pamela-sneed


I suppose I should place them under separate files
Both died from different circumstances kind of, one from HIV AIDS
and possibly not
having
taken his medicines
the other from COVID-19 coupled with
complications from an underlying HIV status
In each case their deaths may have been preventable if one had
taken his meds and the
hospital thought to treat the other
instead of sending him home saying, He wasn’t sick enough
he died a few days later
They were both mountains of men
dark black beautiful gay men
both more than six feet tall fierce and way ahead of their time
One’s drag persona was Wonder Woman and the other started
a black fashion magazine
He also liked poetry
They both knew each other from the same club scene we all grew up in
When I was working the door at a club one frequented
He would always say to me haven’t they figured out you’re a star yet
And years ago bartending with the other when I complained
about certain people and
treatment he said sounds like it’s time for you to clean house
Both I know were proud of me the poet star stayed true to my roots
I guess what stands out to me is that they both were
gay black mountains of men
Cut down
Felled too early
And it makes me think the biggest and blackest are almost
always more vulnerable
My white friend speculates why the doctors sent one home
If he had enough antibodies
Didn't they know his HIV status
She approaches it rationally
removed from race as if there were any rationale for sending him home
Still she credits the doctors for thinking it through
But I speculate they saw a big black man before them
Maybe they couldn’t imagine him weak
Maybe because of his size color class they imagined him strong
said he’s okay
Which happened to me so many times
Once when I’d been hospitalized at the same time as a white girl
she had pig-tails
we had the same thing but I saw how tenderly they treated her
Or knowing so many times in the medical system I would never have been
treated so
terribly if I
had had a man with me
Or if I were white and entitled enough to sue
Both deaths could have been prevented both were almost first to fall in this
season of
death
But it reminds me of what I said after Eric Garner a large black man was
strangled to
death over
some cigarettes
Six cops took him down
His famous lines were I can’t breathe
so if we are always the threat
To whom or where do we turn for protection?
 

EryngiumLostHisKeys

You’ll own nothing and you’ll be happier then ever
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How is this a poem?

Or is anything just
a poem now
as long as you
randomly
add line breaks
University of Minnesota endorsed it as a powerful piece of POC artwork despite it being a shitpost that 4chan submitted.

“Today’s offering comes from poet Pamela Sneed, titled “I Can’t Breathe." It poignantly pulls together all of the things we are lifting up and focusing on this month: Pride, anti-racism, and the background pulse of COVID-19. As a community of health professionals, it forces us to dwell on the question of why we treat different races differently in medicine. Research has shown that black patients are systematically undertreated for pain, likely stemming from studies like this that show a survey of medical students and residents perceived blacks as feeling less pain than whites. Paired with more of the beautiful Minneapolis street art that are simultaneously brightening our neighborhoods and reminding us of the ongoing struggles in our communities.”


are you really gonna argue with a university you foolish bigot?
 

TurkishOreo

The taste of the legendary cream and cacao
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Pamela Vorhees Sneed
I can´t breathe (at that name being dropped)

Or knowing so many times in the medical system I would`ve never have been
treated so terribly if I had had a man married Insurance-MAN!
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Fascist Frederick

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The white men seethe,
and blacks can't breathe,
white cop pulls the trigger,
down goes another nigger.

Using white supremacism,
to fuel my victim fetishism,
when really I'm just low IQ,
but at least I am not a jew.

The brown man's skin has a sheen,
because he eats nothing but bean,
now watch him as he goes far,
driving someone else's stolen car.

Steady diet of chugging soy,
so upset I was born a boy,
doctors tell me that i'm not sick,
just need to cut off my dick.

There's no excuse for not rhyming,
I'm retarded and nailed the timing,
The only problem when writing a poem,
when you see a guy you have to blow 'em.
 
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TurkishOreo

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"I Can't Breathe"

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Well done, Beavis i'm giving you an A.