Luis Pabon

A Sad Dreadful Fact

After Ross Gay

Is that Breonna Taylor worked
As an Emergency Medical Tech.
At University of Louisville Health
Rushing to save lives from their death
A constant undertaking where
She would check their vitals, perhaps
Make sure they were both alert & responsive
Perhaps, obtain verbal consent when present
And then, administer swift treatment
Where she would rush into action
And then protect them from the coffin
A strong essential worker
And yet not essential a woman
To have her killers brought to justice
In the amount of time it took
To remind the world she’s forgotten
Remind the world she’s important
Remind the world she was in her apartment
Remind the world to hurry and indict
Remind the world to save her life
Like the way she saved lives
In such a short amount of time as her own.

For Breonna Taylor