(David is pictured on the left)
AIDS is a three-letter word
used to fill in the spots
earn the money
to learn to sympathize
but have you ever looked the disease right in the eyes?
I was in New York City last week
the city that never seems to close its eyes
or even sleep.
I met David in New York City
serving dinner at a church one evening.
It was with a program called Momentum
that provides people with AIDS with healthy foods.
David had AIDS
and for once I saw
a face to the disease that
we talk about like we know so well.
David was relatable
a survivor to be sure.
I talked with him for quite a long time
then left one friend richer
with a smile as big as an ocean,
Have you ever experienced an eye-opening moment that makes you see something in a whole different way than you originally thought?