“But I turned out alright”

“But I turned out alright”

Remember that beating you got when you were a kid? Yeah I know they were many but remember that ONE that got you shaken up for a moment. No not the school ones. From your parents. From Dad? Surely you remember. Of course you remember. You remember it like it was now. It is an evening as warm as today's. Your mom has just walked in the house to find you seated there. You looked at her. She, at you. 'What are you doing home?'