slam: round one HIV/AIDS redeaux…



when the “gay cancer” hit         loss became a name of the game         friends         lovers               peers           co-workers        a generation     disappeared     those sick lost      weight   jobs    family    friends dignity         as immune systems crashed   quickly     mercilessly    aging the young    crossing brain barrier  to turn young man to old overnite    babies dying in arms hours after diagnosis      the brilliant to childlike in a heartbeat    overnite        it  reached into lung and bowel   kidney and skin       to devastate     always, always a prelude to immediate and swift DEATH    opportunistic infections    and they came by the dozens           to steal life

in their names        for their honor     for ourselves as reconciliation      we fought in  streets      on white house sidewalks        sat in on steps of county/city/state offices       lit hot wax candles marching into the blazing night          down main streets and thoroughfares     we shouted their names      cried their memory in the name of honor       begged in the name of humanity           to save life

we buried our dead        brothers sisters children    fathers    lovers        strangers     created quilt…

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About lindalou5150

as exercise or exorcism, i write...for the eyes of others, for my eyes and heart only, for the love and the rage, i release the gamut of tell the truth and say what's often thought but not written...
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1 Response to slam: round one HIV/AIDS redeaux…

  1. David Garcia says:

    so glad you are writing…thanks for sending…I remember you telling me something about a friend that just passed………………………………..xd

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