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Either side of the door
  1. C Cliffe
  1. Correspondence to C Cliffe, Junior doctor and MA student, Dickson Poon Law School, Kings College London, London, UK; Charlotte.cliffe{at}

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I hear their footsteps outside the door     A locksmith, five in blue, four of us

They shout, loudly, I cant take anymore     Beaten in number, sanity and force

‘It's the police, we have a warrant’     Atmosphere awkward; breathing tense

My bodies numb; thoughts incoherent     We are here for their best interest?

I panic; …

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