The Policeman’s Nightmare – Occupy Central, Hong Kong by Andrew S

“Stop charging we will use force”

I hold the sign desperately

I shout “don’t cross”

while scanning the crowd

My son, my daughter, their friends

I cringe.

Arriving back home at 2am

I shower, I sleep, I get dressed

My back aches, my eyes are drowsy, my stomach is famished

3 hrs later i am out the door

dreading the upcoming 21 hrs.

With my truncheon raised and tear gas container in hand

I stare into the eyes of my children

I do not want to be here.