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My Letter to HIV: A Letter From Reginald T. Jackson

March 15, 2012

Reginald T. Jackson

Reginald T. Jackson

Good morning HIV
you old gloomy sight
good morning HIV
thought we said goodbye last night
I turned and tossed 'til it seemed you had gone
but here you are with the dawn
wish I'd forget you, but you're here to stay
it seems I met you when my love went away
now every day I start by saying to you
good morning HIV, what's new?

Stop haunting me now
can't shake you no how
just leave me alone
I've got those medication blues
straight through side effects blues
good morning HIV
here we go again
good morning HIV
you're the one who knew me when
might as well get used to you hangin around
good morning HIV
sit down.

Reginald T. Jackson (and Billie Holiday)




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