Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Hardest Part

(by Jim Rapp)
 
Not the loss of pay
his spouse’s rebuke
the public shame
the sneers and barbs
doors permanently closed
not even the disgrace
 
The hard part
is what he sees
in his children’s eyes -
"Dad, you didn’t!"

Harder Still
if they simply shrug
and turn away

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