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i trust the place where our
bodies meet. i want the part where we say yes.
  the both + always i could look
at your face forever
hello love (she says)
i made you a pie
  i love you with all of my heart
it all rises to the surface +
i'm (still) yours
  i like it when you say please
elevations 004-001   elevations 004-002
untitled traveling
interval 150803
  in beauty we are undone
(a thousand ardent times)
as long as we are still at yes   untitled traveling interval 150739
and there in the midst of your most interesting bravery (i held you)   all told, you + your wild hello (remember, remember)
you always (a credible persuasion)   and then when your lucky kindness arrived
beyond lucky, we are beholden   the dream reconciled us clearly
to a kind goodness
untitled traveling interval 14101   sometimes, we know what we're doing (i choose you)
and so to be loved by you,
i arrived now + here with you
  what is true is this + always
i adore you. i adore you.   everything is a love letter
(us 2 us 3) we set out
to heal the world + we did
  go ahead (see me)
in your dream
untitled traveling interval 141   untitled traveling interval 142
we find ourselves in league
(good things ahead)
  we gather, luminous
untitled traveling interval 557   her boy smile, all of it true
elevations 003-08   it was when she heard
the hummingbird
untitled traveling interval 791   untitled traveling interval 792
precursory bearing on the full 7   enter me gladly (a lover's poem as six of one) 1-6
she whispered again,
3 and 20 love letters
  it's like being yours truly
elevations 003-05   elevations 003-04
elevations 003-01   elevations 003-02
elevations 003-03   because there is you,
and time is plenty + enough
untitled traveling interval 756   and you (addendum)
and: also you (addendum 2)   yes you yes (you yes you)
18 to the 5
to the come what may
  10 map 5, then over to 11
there is convexity in her claim   we found it
indefinitely contiguous
just being with you
is enough (untitled ascendant)
  untitled river poem
(high tide love and rambling)
the significance of saying yes - I   the significance of saying yes - II
colloquy   i've always been with you,
and now i am here
she held to account
a storied record of events I
  she held to account
a storied record of events II
elevations 002-11   elevations 002-06
elevations 002-05   counting back from 100,
he finally remembered
...come Spring.   it's something that grows well
in open spaces
elevations 002-04   in her recurring dream,
even the flowers are flying
elevations 002-03   elevations 002-02
elevations 001-16   elevations 001-15
elevations 001-14   elevations 001-13
elevations 001-12   elevations 001-11
elevations 001-10   elevations 001-09
wanting is as wanting does   going going (going) going
believe me, it makes for
a wonderful diversion
  she maybe has the sequence off somewhat, but all the pieces
you need are there
elevations 001-08   elevations 001-07
elevations 001-06   elevations 001-05
elevations 001-04   elevations 001-03
elevations 001-02   elevations 001-01
twelve spare moments
(yield twelve more)
  it's patterned after some
emerging gladness
(she said yes)
didn't think twice
  he counted memories
instead of sheep
untitled green (he dreamed
of strawberry figs)
  after which there was
a cascade of open questions
he dreamed of his family,
he dreamed of the sea
  life well may be long,
and passing yonder still
counting back from 100,
he finally remembered everything
  it's like dreaming
in the Key of G
okay, so there was also
this other part
  straight on 'til morning
just dig where the promise is buried   it's a word like trees + wonder
she'll be coming 'round the mountain   it comes into play
more often than you'd think
once glad twice elated   she's easy to write home about
it means everything
to come back blue
  in any case, she had a soft landing
the sky is rising,
the sky is rising
  it was a tall order, yes,
but she had her compass
suffer no fools, gladly   i assure you, we hold fast
to the mercy
the sixth letter came
after the first five
  (it's true mostly)
upon some reflection
lovely weather come sunday   seed 1-6
they live like laugh + logic 1-2   it matters in that
everyone matters 1-3
contranym I-II   she left her red shoes on the porch
for hope to find 1-3
she flies finally free   she counted out
the letters up to five
(safety in spirits) no one
knows how exactly
  oh why, why not
she finds her way as she goes along (light sight unseen)   the sky kept its promise
(and the blooms came 'round
again) 1:1, 1:2, 1:3
there's something good
in the water, too 1:A
  there's something good
in the water, too 1:B, 1:C, 1:D
it's a generous persistence
(her kissing mouth)
  there's more where that came from
see clear to the other side   it's no travesty to try your luck
untitled horizon, early evening   we cultivate cause
she danced the shimmy
and the shake
  there is a beneficent leaning
no way out but thru   she sang that sweet same
song she always sang
paying june to rob january   blanket rumors spun gold
ochre II   it's always half full somewhere
count up to ten and back again   from suit to memory
(largely affable)
it's a place like jump + prospect   untitled story no. 47
circus six seven   we can get there from anywhere
untitled blue (her night sky's desire)   free dreams, no waiting
she loves being loved   we planted the plum tree
out back
there is always three (+more)   her songs came out in rhyme
2006 -- 2007
we listened, and
the wind picked up
  (i promise) she made it through
they knew what to make of it
this time
  there was also singing,
believe me
even with the map, they
  there is always yes
the illogic of division   when she counts herself in
landscape portland, c-5   this is where
some of it happened
it was like this, as it happened   if it then comes to this
red V   it could still be coming
rather than breaking, we hoped   even though this also mattered
they passed hand to hand   if it is mysterious
and there is no hesitation
it held (then opened)   they were not obscured
we fell in to it   two and then three
howl   the sky knows (its pleasure)
2003 -- 2005
queerly peared 2   mapping his cherries
red IV   queerly peared 1
3 downstream   ladder for magpie
river 33   river 41
green seven yellow five   orange red yellow
two green   river 9
orange pink two   green five
blue nine   orange thirteen or twelve
blue 1   red III
ochre I   green purple
red three and three and two   five fares four
circus pink orbit   collected blue and blue
collected green and yellow   purple count seven
2001 -- 2002
yellow two   yellow four three suns
white two   red three
red II   pink two blue three
orange three   orange sky
franky comes running   collected red three
between the boyfriends   a boy and her dogs
tattoo 5   tattoo 7
knee pain   grace calls god loudest
green twelve times twelve   blue green four
blue two   red I