April #34 : POZ Verse: Fever - by Brian Riordan

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Faith, Hope and Monica

Vintage Gallo

Silence=Deaf

At the End of the Pier

Mourning Becomes Montero

Baby Love

Chris Crossed

Faith Healing

Do Tell

What This Means: Have Mass, Will Travel

Money: Fine Whines

Less is More

POZ Picks: The Complete Bedside Companion

POZ Verse: Fever

At the End of the Pier

Coming soon to a theater near you

Daytime Trauma

Even Good Boys Do Fail

Relishing Our Time

Killing Me Softly

S.O.S.

Obits

Say What

Shalala Infections

The Fraud Squad

Reefer Badness

Brain Gain

Pipeline Dreams

Virtual Activism

Fruit Loops

What's Cookin'?

United Way

La Bomba

War-Torn Nation



Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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April 1998

POZ Verse: Fever

by Brian Riordan

I feel it begin
a thrill at the base of spine
a sudden shiver of fear, a walker on my grave

My bones regroup
My teeth can't stay apart
My head beats like the sun

The sheets are heavy metal
They hammer me to the bed
Then a rain cloud storms into the bedclothes

Doctors in cool cotton whites
Suitable for the Congo, glide by in soft shoes
Nurses flutter like white paper

I'm an explorer on a glacier
Then on a boat in a malarial jungle
With my head drumming

Hourly I travel from tropic to arctic
Elevatoring from Equator to Pole

Finally
I'm high voltage
sparks shoot out from my edges
signs warn of the danger
I am not to be touched

I could power Manhattan.



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