Today I Woke Up

sherinaspeaks

Today I woke up snuggled in my warm duvet. I jumped out of bed when I realized that I had woken up almost half an hour later than I had intended. I quickly checked my phone, packed my backpack, threw on some clothes, ate breakfast, and hopped in the car to go to school. In the morning I learned about #BlackLivesMatter, and in the afternoon I had a business test, and when the final bell rung I walked home with my sister and started on my homework.

Today someone woke up in Savannah, Georgia in the early morning because their telephone was ringing. Still half asleep, they answered it. The voice on the other end was crisp and male. It was a doctor from the hospital – where one of their loved ones had been admitted after being shot in the street.

Today someone else woke up and got ready…

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