I opened the door.

Pain shot through my soul,
The pain of loss, love, anger,
Anger beyond grasp,
Raw untamed anger,
Eating away at my soul,
Crushing my spirit,
Destroying my life;
It searches out the fear,
The fear that destroys the heart,
Fear that destroys the love,
Raw, untamed fear.

I closed the door.
Hoping to forget what I saw,
Standing in front of me like an iron soldier,
Tearing away at my soul.

My father.