HIV's Secret World Tour
Another miracle of life
feeding on antibodies and salty things
of intelligence, of multicellular evolution.
of having a memory of feeling love.
of fitting into a strange hot world.
But for now
immediate survival was in demand
so, swimming in the white moisture
along with the spermatozoa
it moved from the body of the man I loved
I contracted with the pleasure.
He's that kind of boy
That makes a true ode to beauty
Out of me
Even when I'm ugly
He indulges me
Into skillful foreplay
Which can take about an hour or so
If we are in the mood
And his perversions
-- such as his dubious attraction to young girls
Seem nothing to me but brand new affection styles
For today sensuality is spared and love rules
And I've heard that Shakespeare
Would have wanted to photograph us
In the front cover of
"Two Lover's Inimitable Intimacy"