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Damn this rain 

falling day inday out
my thoughts a downpour
of how
I would place my tongue
wrap my thigh
in a vise-like squeeze
that holds you in tight

how
when up against you
I would ride

meyou
into moist friction
hoisting the heft of ourselves
so we fastenand fit
into all this
dampness

— Cj Coleman

Cj Coleman lives in Edgewood. She is a Pittsburgh Public School teacher, a member of The Madwomen in the Attic, at Carlow University, and the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project at the University of Pittsburgh. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Saturday morning on 90.5 FM.

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