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 returned to making
truly passionate love.

We are once again
full of each other
as we lay down to rest,
coiled around curves,
nestled into folds,
fingers entwined,
caramel skin pressed
against soft, wooly hair;
safe for the moment
from the fire fighting
to spawn within.

—c m mclamb

c m mclamb is an HIV/AIDS activist located in New York City. He is an active member of GMHC, God’s Love We Deliver, and other volunteer organizations. His poetry has appeared in various anthologies throughout the United States.

August 2010

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