Bonnie Moore

Rookie (April 13,1945 / Denver, Colorado)

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Born into a military family, I lived in Newfoundland, Canada; San Marcos, Texas; and Ogden, Utah as I grew up. I had a brief marriage in 1966 and became the mother of two children. In 1972, after graduating from Weber State University, I was lured to San Francisco and lived in the Haight-Ashbury with the vibrant hippie culture where I had experiences in a new world that I still treasure, and ... more »

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“Mom, I have AIDS.”

Her sallow pale face stares up at me.
Her sad childish eyes beg me for help.
Her shoulders fall into her frail body
As she slowly sinks into a mournful sigh.

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You always know what to do and say.
You can because you love me and you
Take care of me. I don’t want to die.”

She is the fragile infant in my arms.
She is the toddler scraping a tender knee.
She is the child with a broken doll
That I now clutch to my aching heart.

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