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Positively Literary

Crying

Crying “You cry but harm nothing in yourself.” —Tony Kushner, Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika Those tears aren’t real they’re not from your well only borrowed and now...

The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead by Kgebetli Moele Kwela Books Kgebetli Moele is a South African novelist who has won several prizes. Not surprising, given his passionate...

Eight Haiku

by Frederick Smith Single story homes, Bright orange-red trees of autumn American dream Lump growing larger Waiting in the car outside I am so afraid Electronic Light Images of you and I Passion...

Designers Against AIDS

Designers Against AIDS The First Decade Ludion Publishers Let’s skip to page 118, the start of Ninette Murk’s narrative about how Designers against AIDS (DAA) , the...

Golden Gate Operator Services—1983

Golden Gate Operator Services—1983 When the first one came, I knew there would be more. Some looking at the ground, some with plaintive eyes. Some couldn’t ask,...

Scent of a Woman

Scent of a Woman For days I touched you, your moist feverish skin, rubbed your swollen saffron limbs with almond-scented oil. I breathed prayers rhythmically to the hypnotic sound of the...

a small victory

a small victory It is three weeks after being told of his newly risen counts, two weeks after my official undetectable diagnosis, and the first time we’ve...

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HIV & Isolation: Who Me?

Here I am, back in my hometown for eight years now. I don’t regret the move, per se, but it has presented me with...

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