In Prospect Park We’re Gonna Cry Some Tears Tonight

by Timmy Sullivan

Written Saturday, November 7, 2020

Matthew, living! HIV+

the most beautiful man , parts with

I love you.

while air horns ring in the streets

we knock on doors to announce

“he lost!”

before dancing in the park

under lilac (diesel) skies

we burn on grass

neighbors with free food

& psychedelics

the air tastes of celebration

& as we lose ourselves to the rhythm

we say

we are not celebrating in hate

we are celebrating in love.

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