Song for the Soundtrack of Your Date Tonight

Anatomy of a date. The central nervous system of the whole night is the kiss. Sends a signal to your most important processing center and it shoots electricity to limbs. Lightning rods. Feel it all. Swirl it. Hang with it on your palate. Put your arms around it. Bow your head to it. Love on it heavily, but go lightly.

[Jimmie Rodgers, “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” Jimmie Rodgers, 1957]

Song for the Soundtrack of Your No Date Tonight

You’re a hard habit to break. Your own worst enemy. Not ready for primetime, but here you are. Center stage. Light shining from the top-ah your head to the tip-ah your toes. Flaws an’ all. What trick’s you got? Single and ready to mingle. Too late and ready to evaluate? What number did you ate? 1-10. 10 being great.

[Hem, “When I Was Drinking” Rabbit Songs, 2001]


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Leslie Liberatore

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