Painting the Early 1980s
into stained tailspin.
art pieces within.
Hogwash men blame homosexuals,
scrawl on billboards,
radio transmit own perpetual
lies into line-blurred
facts. Society trusts, gets sick,
abstracted disease progresses
into collateral chaos epidemic.
Hogwash men realize own mess,
take action. No apologies given.
Leave canvas-cracked skin.
Kristina England‘s poems have appeared in New Verse News, Silver Birch Press, and Topology. She lives in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she is a writer and photographer. Follow her at facebook.com/kristinadengland.
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Write a poem about receiving the news of a positive HIV test in 2017. For some information that might help your poetic process on this topic, check out this page on being newly diagnosed with HIV.