The Bypass

I bypassed the hospital today on my way to work
I bypassed my dad lying in his hospital bed
I bypassed the rolling of the eyes when i ask him any question
I bypassed the sigh of disgust he makes when i comment on anything
I bypassed all the hurt and awkwardness we have
So why don't i feel good about it?
Why do i feel a sick pit in my stomach and an ache in my heart?

I bypassed the genuine smile he gives the nurses when they stop in
I bypassed the jokes he would make with the doctor
I bypassed seeing him getting better.
I bypassed the father who is alive and well,
knowing many others do not have one.
I bypassed a life who is very dear to me.
I Love you Dad.

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