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Michael Swan

When They Come For You


When they come for you,
it is not as you expected.

One of them looks like the postman.
His shoes are worn.
The other is tough but decent-looking.
You give them a cup of tea.

Their questions are fair and reasonable.
There is no pressure.

Later, despite everything,
you remember them as good people.

Michael Swan is widely known as a grammarian and as author or co-author of such seminal texts as Practical English Usage, Learner English, How English Works and The Good Grammar Book.
When They Come For You is his first collection of poetry and brings together poems that have appeared in a wide variety of magazines.

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