Religious Question

When my wife said, "Oh angel, angel, angel, you'll save me'
in her sleep
I wondered who the hell this angel was and why
the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition is such a god-damned
chronic, infectious, unbeatable brain disease
that even my own true wife, my passionate atheist,
my politically anticlerical lover must dream
of an angelic love and savior to devil her sleep
and I must be jealous of her devilishly heavenly incubus.

Alan Dugan

music of the week

the pointer sisters- fire
four tet- no more mosquitoes
earth, wind and fire- let's groove
prince- 1999
tlc- waterfalls
michael jackson- p.y.t.
aretha franklin- rock steady
la bouche- sweet dreams
kanye west- through the wire
jamie fox feat ludacris- unpredictable
twista- overnight celebrity
jeremih and 50 cent- down on me