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untitled 05-1616
 
untitled 05-1617
 
untitled 05-1614
 
untitled 05-1615
 
untitled 05-1612
 
untitled 05-1613
 
untitled 03-1610
 
untitled 03-1611
 
untitled 02-1608
 
untitled 02-1609
 
untitled 02-1606
 
untitled 02-1607
 
untitled 02-1604
 
untitled 02-1605
 
untitled 02-1602
 
untitled 02-1603
2015
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
2014
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
2013
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
2012
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
2011
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
everything
 
...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
2010
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
2009
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
2008
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
wandered
 
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
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