His wife said
          Baby, are we gonna be okay

Your drastic determination
To protect your ideology
Led to the separation
Of this man’s family

His daughter said
          Daddy, why do you have to go

Chain links
Are to meant to be together
Yet they’re now on the brink
Of fragility forever

His son said
          Father, who will protect us

The protector has lost the protected
To a concrete barrier
Metal fences
And an unaffected overseer

And then he said
          I don’t know
          We came for peace
          We came with hope
          But we only found hate

America, is this their fate?


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