Leeches in my blood

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Have you heard?

There are leeches in my blood

Draining the life out of me

 

Society has labelled me

Tagging me untouchable

They stand judging me

 

Even though these leeches

Already cripple me

In my mind and in my bones

 

Grisly leeches

Memoirs of a time gone

Times now rued

 

From the kiss and arms of a lover

From those soft whispers

They latched on to me

 

Spreading forth

Flowing in my blood

While I lay cocooned in my ignorance

 

If only my resolve had been stronger

Not to be generous with my love

To slip on that rubber

 

Now you know

There are leeches in my blood

That I have a mark on me

 

Can you love me?

Can you touch me?

Or do they scare you so?

 

 

Stay safe

Play safe

Stop the spread of HIV

Let your partner know if you are infected

Give them the chance to stay safe

If you are HIV positive, it is not too late to practice safe sex

 

 

Image credit: Artsybee

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