You have entered my bloodstream
like an airborne pathogen:
navigating through my veins
riding upon platelets
finding your way
into my heart.

A surprise invasion
not unwelcome,
but unexpected.
For now,
I will live
with you
coursing through
until you take root
in my lymph nodes
or decide
to
pass
out
of
my system entirely.

Antibiotics would never fully eradicate you:
besides, you’re just the type of virus
I think I can handle.

Either that or I’ll become immune.

Go on.
Infect me.
I dare you.

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