I know you're scared dad.

I know it terrifies you that you're not the only man
in my life now and I'm experiencing a different type
of love that you think I'm not ready for.

I know you're doing your best to make up for all the
birthdays you missed and all the fights I had to see
between you and mom and other things that made
me grow up too fast.

I know you're sorry for leaving me and mom alone
for too long and doing things I was too young to know
the definition and pronounciation of, like infidelity.

I know you're trying to catch me before I fall because
you think I'm trying to run before I can walk but dad I
can already fly.