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A Poem by Jermaine Wright

April 2012

Jermaine Wright is one of's bloggers. Check out his blog, PozLyfe09: Raw Talk on Life With HIV, where he writes about being a young, black, bisexual father of five who is living with HIV.

It was good, I mean it was great.
My thirst was quenched.
My whistle was wet.
Our muscles, they flexed.
Our bodies, they sweat.
We conquered everything, epitomized sex.
Our love was deep.
Our love was bleak.
Our love was raw.

Because it feels better that way.
Your body left me last night,
but your Human Immunodeficiency stayed.
We shared our insufficiencies as our bodies, they lay.
It was love that I craved and sin I attained -- Drome.

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Reader Comments:

Comment by: Brooke Davidoff. (Seattle, WA) Wed., Apr. 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm EDT
I LOVE it.
So true, and to the point. Well written, nice flow good visualization. Reminds me of HOT steamy meth sex...
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