I'll wait for you here, on top of this building in the apartment we always dreamed of living in on 17th and Alton. I'll tell the children we never had to go outside and play, so they do not break the artifacts of our college days and travels to foreign countries. And I'll hold their heads close to my chest at night, comforting them as they cry, wondering what is taking their father so long. I'll pass the time by ordering takeout from our favorite Thai restaurant on Calle Ocho, and reading about your fabulous medical inventions in the paper that is delivered once a week.
I'll wait for you here, and pray that you choose this same place when it is your time to go. I will wait as long as it takes, because we promised we were each other's for eternity, and we even held our pinkies together and kissed them, so you know it's true.