Poem 5 ± World AIDS Day 2017

Elizabeth Wilson
from The Collection of Izzy Mac

“It’s hard to write about the details of Bob and me, but without Bob, very little of me remains.”
—Journal entry, Izzy Mac(e Wilson), June 2017

Thank you
I was jaded and getting harder.
My body mimicked my emotional state.
My heart was black and hard.
Then I saw the lighthouse,
The one with the man looking out,
Waves crashing around him.
And long before I could see his face
I knew him.
I love knowing him again!



Elizabeth Wilson’s writing has appeared in both social work and women’s studies anthologies, scholarly publications, and technical publications. She blogs on the International Bipolar Foundation website.

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