song 12

a.
Jump fence. Here to there.
Horse. Hours. Doucement.
Giving her discipline over to:
Breathing with,
Her heart to beating with;
Sport of self-and-other.
The leap of faith is from out of nowhere
To right here.
Hand as a measure is the palm, open.
Each airborne instance:
The jubilation of the supreme in-between.

b.
The careful match, her will/the horse,
Soul’s resources fear and move forward;
Wrestling like it was a letter she wrote and sent,
She was meant for this.
Pictured in the moment from here to there,
Riding force like striding a house,
At home mid-air;
Makes earth obsolete. Paired.
Two. Let her be two, two, two.
Property is holiest when held in common.
How, young woman, may we hold you?
Pray and move forward

c.
Grief up against me.
It’s about time to send in the cavalry.
Riding, wresting
Transcendence from fence.
The fifth horse defeating the first four in show.
Horse like a bow of covenant –
Parenthesis.
Property is holiest
When held in common.
How, young woman, may we hold you?
Mathematical space, between parens;
Night is the only place for stars;
The null: how we see
EJH in math with RCC.
And prayer is a prey animal.
Let Emily be held, beheld.
Let her be two, two, two.

d.
There is a space between here and there
Divided by a fence.
You know what?
I don’t care;
Time has not stood for my defense.
Thinking – all my words are accidents.

Christ is a horse,
Obstacle course.
So in love…
Measure her height in hands her life in hands.
She is this many hands high.

e.
Matched to horse.
As one.
The careful compact: her memory, understanding, her force.
Diligent in practicing the course.
Secure.
First show. First floor. First one.
From “once” a story stays open, like a hand used in measure.

What I may hold and what I may not,
May here in heart be here in fact.
Wherever there is you, there are two.
The leap of faith is from out of nowhere to right here.
Wherever there are two there are three
Silence, then whatever is left is you and me
Grief up against me.
About time to send in the cavalry.
The fifth horse beats the four to ribbon.
God ridden, God bidden.
She rode the hunters and bays.
Christ rides the nights and the day.
We are all paired with force and charged with sanctity:
The leap of perseverance

f.
Jump fence. Here to there.
Fence. Horse. Hours.
Horse is a prey animal.
Fear and move forward.
Riding, wresting.
Wrestling like a letter she’s writing back about this.
Equine. Diligent in practice.

Measure her life in hands.
She is this many hands high.
For a story to be a unit of measure
It must be open.

g.
Fresh horse
Jumping a fence
She was meant for this.
Equine practice
She rides the bay
Christ rides day
Veterinarian.
Height in hands
Open heart
Her life to: breathing-with.
Jump fence
Here to there.
The sport of self-and-other.
Girl mid-air
Careful match, her will/the horse
Soul’s resources fear and move forward

h.
Horse. Hours. Doucement.
The sport of self and other.
Leap of faith, out of nowhere
To right here.
Hand as a measure is the palm, open
Each airborne instance:
The supreme in-between
Careful match, her will and the horse
Soul’s resource:
Move forward
She was meant for this
Pictured in the moment, here to there
Riding force like striding a house
At home mid-air
Makes earth obsolete. Paired
Two. Let her be two, two, two

Property is holiest when held in common
How, young woman, may we hold you?
Without hesitation

prime
Grief up against me.
About time to send in the cavalry.
Jump fence. Here to there.
Fear and move forward.
Rides like it was a letter she wrote and sent,
She was meant for this.

Let Emily be held, beheld.
Matched to horse.
As one.
Girl mid-air, paired
Two. Let her be two, two, two.
May here in heart be here in fact.
The careful compact: her memory, understanding, her force.
Wherever there are two there are three
Silence, then whatever is left is you and me
The fifth horse beats the four to ribbon.
God ridden, God bidden.
She rode the hunters and bays.
Christ rides the nights and the day.
We are all bound with force and charged with sanctity:
The leap of perseverance

I throw a circle:
Ocarina hole,
Three note threnody
“EJH,” “RCC”
The number of syllables in an ellipsis
Horse like a bow of covenant – parenthesis
All my words are accidents.
April: our annual Pierrot.
Property is holiest when held in common.
How, young woman, may we hold you?
Without hesitation

Be with me.
I am with you.

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