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I never watch the show COPS

but I have always enjoyed the theme song.......


The cops really wanted to nail me to the wall


all 6 of them had that smart, aggressive, vibe

they know the neighborhood oh too well

and the trouble that sometimes explodes without warning

AND they knew, instinctively, I wasn't entirely innocent

of this current problem

manifesting in the neighborhood


that I had to have some sort of role in the events


so there the cops were

in the dirty carpet hallway

ready to take down my condo door

because I wasn't inside

and they had intense questions

that needed to be answered immediately

thank God I showed up when I did


they had some sort of large idiot device.....

that smashes front doors to splinters

these cops must have thought

that they were actually being filmed by Hollywood

and would be on the tv show COPS in the future

they really thought they were being heroes

as if in IRAQ...a small unit of specialists


No one outside that night, in the parking lot, was talking


fire trucks, police cruisers, ambulance

6 cops in my condo

walking around like ancient witch hunters

I have no police record

I actually kicked them out casually

.....after answering all their questions cunningly....

moved them on their way


close call


a real close call

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So, the thugs with badges perpetrated a home invasion at your place??? Disturbing poem. (I hope this one's just inspired by real events and not autobiographical.)



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Larsen M. Callirhoe

the pigs, harrassing an innocent poet.

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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