That Look You Give

There it is.

That look again.

Shock.

Pain.

I have seen that look

Only once before.

The first time

I rejected you.

All those years ago.

That look.

It has haunted me ever since.

I had hoped I would never see it again.

Yet there it is.

I cannot wipe it off your face.

Nothing can.

Please, my child, do not give me that look.