“I can’t breathe!” he screamed
As he scowled at the police as
They made him pack up his surfboard and go home
While the black man lies motionless
On the other end of the wave.

Meanwhile the Coopers were having
A domestic in a nearby park
Cos she wouldn’t put a leash on her dog
And he was too black.

“Nothing to see here!” was the statement
Of the law-enforcing bodies
Who had just found themselves ‘Not Guilty’
Of a law-enforced body.

[And after years of getting it wrong
When finally given the chance
White people struggled to even
Bring themselves to say “Khosa”.]