The Pivotal Moment

Not long
After the birth of my son
I found

Myself standing
Beside the baby crib in our bedroom
Gazing down at

My son as he lay
Asleep unaware of the argument I’d just
Had with his mom

When the thought
Occurred to me: This is what my mother put
My dad through

At that moment
My heart understood my dad better than
It ever had before

The sympathy for
My mom evaporated from my heart
Never to return

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