Poem 125 ± October 7, 2015

Regina Jamison

Watched him go to bone
Thin as angel hair
Eyes wide we worried
Didn’t know what to do
AIDS was new
But so was our friendship
Our shared love for
We sang loud on the train
Blasted bass through the
Pain wishing compliments could
Save you.

Regina JamisonRegina Jamison’s poetry has appeared in Me, as a Child (Silver Birch Press Poetry Series), Promethean eZine, and in Off the Rocks (Newtown Writers LGBT writers anthology series) volumes 14 and 15. Her erotic short stories have appeared in Girls Who Bite: Vampire Lesbian Anthology (Cleis Press, 2011), edited by Delilah Devlin, and Purple Panties: An Eroticanoir.com Anthology (Strebor Books, 2008), edited by Zane. An excerpt from her forthcoming novel, Lurleen, appears in Gaslight (Lambda Literary, 2015), an e-book anthology of writing by Lambda Literary Fellows.