“I Just Ate less…among other things…”

A Letter to George Floyd:

Hi. I didn’t know you when you were alive…but I watched you die.

I’ve never seen a man die like that before. I never heard anyone call for help with such anguish.

I heard you call for your mother. When I have nightmares, I still call out for my mother. I yell, “Mommy! Mommy!”…because when I am truly scared I know my mother will help me…even though she’s been dead for years.

Hi. I didn’t know you, but I know where you died. I used to hang out in that neighborhood when I was a kid. It was a great neighborhood…different now…but I bet it’s still great.

Hi. I didn’t know you but you must b so sad. Sad that you’re no longer alive to enjoy life. Sad to see that the neighborhood you lived in and loved is in rubble. Sad to see that people you knew and loved are in such pain.

Hi. I didn’t know you…but I know you now…and I wish I didn’t.