by Vince Laws
Human Immunodeficiency Virus, H.I.V.
Human first and foremost,
A maker of mistakes.
The mistake I made,
Was to fall in love.
Make sure it doesn’t happen to you.
I is Immunodeficient –
I catch more germs than most,
Of course I prefer to think germs think me
Such a *fuck-off, fabulous host!
V is for Virus,
It contains both I and Us.
We’re all human first and foremost,
And in the end, all dust.
(An audio/video version of this poem is available here)
Featured art: partial crop of ‘Human‘ by Vince Laws