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August 29, 2016
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Today, I Waited


I will sleep alone tonight.

 

It was dark when we left this morning and traffic was heavy.

 

We waited. Waiting rooms. People. Doctors. Nurses.

 

I waited. Alone. Then said goodbye and see you later.

 

Go upstairs, it'll be quieter there, Dr. B said. I did. It was.

 

I waited. Alone.

 

Bit my tongue when the old man said "My headache's not because of my sugar."

 

Texted. Facebooked. Should have brought my phone charger.

 

11 a.m. Dr. B smiled at me. I waited some more. Then paid $13 for lunch.

 

I updated family and friends.

 

When I saw him he was awake. And beautiful.

 

I crafted. I fetched. I helped out of bed. I walked. I kissed. I hugged. I loved.

 

I waited. I stayed.

 

I said "Whoa that's kinda high" when the nurse checked his sugar.

 

I felt better when she said "That's nothing compared to others."

 

I wished I could have stayed all night.

 

I miss.

 

Tonight I will sleep alone. And tomorrow. Then he's home. My rock.



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