Soul Music by Angelique Wright

Like an instrumental that goes on forever
You play my body when we’re together
Making sure to fine tune all the keys
The rhythm of you beating deeply into me
Passion unfolding in the perfect tone
Increasing the speed of your tempo
Bodies rocking in harmony
Getting caught up in the rhapsody
With every motion you compose a new score
No need for an interlude the duet’s what I’m here for
Unending passion building with each verse
Don’t need a refrain
Don’t need to rehearse
Whether in unison or as a solo
I love the music you sing to my soul

Everything Good between Men and Women by C. D. Wright

Everything Good between Men and Women
has been written in mud and butter
and barbecue sauce. The walls and
the floors used to be gorgeous.
The socks off-white and a near match.
The quince with fire blight
but we get two pints of jelly
in the end. Long walks strengthen
the back. You with a fever blister
and myself with a sty. Eyes
have we and we are forever prey
to each other’s teeth. The torrents
go over us. Thunder has not harmed
anyone we know. The river coursing
through us is dirty and deep. The left
hand protects the rhythm. Watch
your head. No fires should be
unattended. Especially when wind. Each
receives a free swiss army knife.
The first few tongues are clearly
preparatory. The impression
made by yours I carry to my grave. It is
just so sad so creepy so beautiful.
Bless it. We have so little time
to learn, so much… The river
courses dirty and deep. Cover the lettuce.
Call it a night. O soul. Flow on. Instead.