Small hands wave goodbye over their mother shoulder. Calling out, "bye-bye, Laura!"
Mama holds the little girl tight, holding back the urge to cry. She tells herself; be strong for your children's sake. She knows what dangers lay ahead, but she puts on a brave face.
Grandmother's words can't change the minds of those in the position of power. She wants only the best for her daughter and for her grandchildren. She wants to keep them close so she can look after them, but those in a position of power don't listen. They shrug her off as ill.
The one left standing on the other side of the chain link fence, grips the fence, restraining the urge to run after them. No matter how much she wants to, the cop standing 10 feet to right keeps her from it. The little girl's goodbye makes her a little lightheaded. She calls out "bye-bye, Fay-Fay!" She fears she wanted get to see that little girl again or the girls little brother. She turns away from the fence cursing the system under her breath. When the front door closes behind her and she hears the car leave all she wants to do is scream. The stupid mistakes her parents made when she was small prevented your from protecting people dear to her. She promised herself than, as she'd done before that she would never make the mistakes her parents did.