30 September 2010

Blood Donor Questionnaire

Have you ever had sex, even once, with a man?
Have you ever taken money in return for sex?
Have you ever had sex with an intravenous drug user?
Have you ever had sex in return for drugs?
Have you, in the last ten years, been to Ghana, Chad, The Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Angola, Somalia, Senegal, or Togo?
Have you been, between 1978 and 1989, in Haiti, the Dominican Republic or Belize?
Have you, in the last six months, been incarcerated for more than 72 hours?
Have you, in the last three months, had a tattoo?
Have you, in the last month, had a piercing?
Have you, in the last three days, had a tooth filled?
Have you, in the last twelve hours, had an aspirin?
Are you feeling good today?

Have you even been incarcerated, even once, with a man from Ghana?
Have you ever had a tattoo of someone who has taken drugs or money in exchange for sex?
Have you, between 1978 and 1989, had sex with another man who has had his teeth filled in the past three days?
Have you ever had a piercing while visiting Africa with someone who has been an intravenous drug user in exchange for sex?
In the last six months, have you thought about Ghana, Chad or Haiti while having sex in exchange for drugs or money, or just peace and quiet in the household for a change?
Have you ever, even once, had sex with a man from The Ivory Coast who promised, but did not deliver, the drugs?
Have you ever, even once, had sex between 1978 and 1989?
Did you ever think about having sex with someone who had sex with someone else who had sex with an intravenous drug user?
Have you ever had sex with someone who took aspirin?
Have you ever not had sex because you couldn’t find the aspirin?
How are you feeling now?

Okay, have you ever had sex while being pierced through your new tattoo of Angola, Ethiopia, or Haiti by a man who ate beef in the United Kingdom between 1980 and 1992 in exchange for money or drugs or a cavity filling since his tooth had been killing him while he was incarcerated for 72 hours for intravenous drug use?

1 comment:

  1. Steve, this poem was read by a friend of mine at the Vesuvio Cafe next to City Lights Books in San Francisco a few months after you wrote it. I wasn't there but the poet who read it said it was very well received with whoops throughout.

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