origami-ing

heading east on i-84
shiz and i compile a
karaoke song list
including but not limited to
hang on sloopy
talking heads
wanted dead or alive
otis redding
indigo girls
lupe fiasco
_______

two men on the
bench above
say don’t fall as we
maneuver our way to
flat-rock outcrop
for snack-sitting and
life-question conversing
at the top of angel’s rest
_______

like that i ask
pointing to the thin cloud
drifting east past us
along river channel gorge

_______

singing top-of-our-lungs variations
in the fantastic public bathroom acoustics
in a building near all the waterfalls
of that slide-over-here inxs song
and how hard we laugh on our walk
back to the car
_______

renegade roots i say
(an offering of one thing i appreciate
about this community)
which quickly becomes
one of the evenings
recurring jokes
_______

working with entire geological (emotional) layer
sometimes you find a dinosaur skull
and sometimes you don’t
but the dig is always worth it

_______

daphna and i
admire the manes
of june and september
in the horse-lover’s 2015 calendar
_______

steve hands me two big books
both about badass women in the 1800s
one fiction one non-
asks if i’m a reader
_______

i see this moon she says
split in half like a
best-friend necklace
_______
received: you and your crane
of goodness origami-ing
blushing splendor everywhere

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