A Poem by GaryG
GaryG was diagnosed in February 1997 and is doing well at 57 years old. This poem is dedicated in the memory of his best friend. The DC AIDSRides used to have kickoff parties in January to get people signed up for the ride in July. He wrote this poem on the anniversary of his best friend's death, which happened to be the night of one of the parties.
Prayer on a Dark Anniversary
Carefully walking home from a bar at night
A kickoff party in January
I do it every year,
who have been gone since 13 years ago today.
But hard as we tried
The medicine came
And I am here and you are gone
Oh, Michael, Michael, Michael,
I know you hate it when I get maudlin
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