- Vol. 07
- Chapter 09
Image by Khadija Saye
CAN YOU SEE MY PAIN?
I have closed my eyes so that I can breath
When my eyes are open, I cannot.
Can you feel my pain?
My pain is underneath me still
In my roots once pulled broken
From my native land.
Planted broken in your foreign soil
So long ago, so long ago
Yet the sun still now, is so often kept from me
Still now – so often kept from me.
When I see your fear, I cannot breath
When I close my eyes, I cannot walk
When I cannot walk, I fall.
Can you see my pain?