I was arrested as an undergraduate college student for refusing to follow the orders of a police officer because they were in violation of my rights.
I can remember being prepared to fight for my life. I can remember how bad the handcuffs hurt and how they got tighter every time I moved.
I remember how the officer hit every pothole on the way to the precinct.
I was detained for a few hours and then released in the middle of the night after they were unable to formulate any charges against me.
I walked back to my dorm.
I never told my mama.
Kanika: Poet. Lover of Words. One who tells the stories of the mundane and inanimate. Bearer of Light, Water, and Sky.