H-I-V…Hope Is a Verb by Kathleen A. Lawrence

H-I-V… Hope Is a Verb

(Abecedarian x2 starting with H)


He imagined joining
kind loving movements
needing official proclamations.

Quietly resisting solitude,
talking under voices,
writing explanations.

Yearlong zealous
acts assume
brotherly cooperation.

Destiny envelops the
faithful, giving hope.


Intimate joys
kindle life.

Milestones noted
occasionally in poetry
qualify responses.

Sensitive ties
underline valor and worth.

Excellent yearnings
zero in on accounts of
bravery and courage.

Determined, emotional,
friends gently
heal HIV hearts.