Late one night the sound of knocking

made him leave his bed

what he saw outside his gate

filled him with dread

 

There were two men there

one with a gun

the other a piece of paper

 

He tried to shut the door

but instead landed on the floor.

 

One of the men caught hold

and pulled him up by the collar

the other handcuffed him

in front of his crying toddler.

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