In Memoriam of my vice-president of serendipities
To my friend who passed on without complaint
Who passed on while living life to the fullest
If you had told me…
But then again—If you had
We would have had a different relationship
Not because I wanted to
Because knowledge changes everything
Whether we want it to or not
Thank you for protecting me
Though you did not have to.
HIV does not require your silence.
I love you, Ian.
I always will.