I saw you in that moment
The real you, the sick part, unmasked.
And I knew,
Knew of your weakness
And of your fear.
Our family dog, cringing as you raised your hand to hit her,
Cowered beneath your height.
And my heart broke then and there
For what I saw in her eyes
For not being able to stop you
For the man I no longer saw in you.
None of us would ever be the same.