For You

I try to lower my blood pressure.

I fill out more forms.

I get booster vaccines.

I run on the treadmill.

I read news stories about water-borne illnesses.

I tolerate invasions of our privacy and smile.

I buy shirts with giraffes on them.

I broaden my cultural horizons.

I learn to shop smarter.

I smile when I drive pass the new school.

I make peace with my father.

I practice foreign languages.

I clean house more vigorously.

I get HIV tests.

I resolve to cuss less.

I stand in bureaucratic line ups.

I get fingerprinted.

I dream.

I hope.

All for you.

For one day, you will be here.