Engagement

Our Story

Tell me again about the first time we met. It’s my favorite story.

Wild Magic

You don’t know who they will be, the ones who open your eyes to life’s wild magic, but when you find them, it will not be hard to tell.

Earthmother (for Heidi)

When I think of you, it is with thoughts of butterflies and flowers. I did not know their names until you told me, like a precious secret, like this knowledge was the only true wealth, and how lucky that we could be rich together. Perhaps I would not know to love the world from the roots up, as you do, without your quiet enthusiasm for everything that grows.
It might seem a perilous undertaking of the spirit, to see what beauty is still alive in this world of smoke, and speed, and fear, but as I question if there is hope for us in the times to come, I remember you in your garden, smiling, and showing us that hope is everywhere if you know where to look.

Spark

There are more with a spark like the one you carry in your loving heart, so I know we will never be lost.

Secret Admirer

I probably won’t admit it in person, but I think you’re pretty great.

Everything

Nothing feels more like everything than love.

Breathless (he)

The first time
he saw her,
he knew it
was going
to take
another
fifty years
to catch
his breath.

Light Within

The light
inside of one
person
is enough
to change
the world,
so imagine
what we
can do
with two.

Boundless

This is the
kind of love
that just keeps
going.

Natural Bond

Maybe it doesn’t
have to be
so serious.
Maybe we don’t
have to make a big deal
out of spending
the rest of our lives
together.

Real Magic

Life might be
a miracle,
but I never knew
magic
until I met you.

True Happiness

Exhibit a.
This is a picture
of true happiness.

Long Shot

What are the odds
that in the span of the infinite
galactic tangle of stars
and quasars and black holes,
somehow we found
each other?

Heart Lines

There are invisible lines
connecting everything together,
and I am particularly fond of
the one that connects me to you.

Vision Change

You see me better than I am, she said & I’m worried what’ll happen when your vision changes

True Things

They came to sit & dangle their feet off the edge of the world & after awhile they forgot everything but the good & true things they would do someday.

To-Do List

You seem very calm for a woman who’s getting married, I said & she nodded. It’s on my to-do list, she said, so there’s no point in agonizing about it

Tilt-a-Whirl

I remember the lights of Atlantic City reflected from her glasses & there was the tilt-a-whirl right as she kissed me & I spun happily in circles for a long time after that.

Some Kind of Ride

feels like some kind of ride but it’s turning out just to be life going absolutely perfectly

Small World

We sat in the car & the night dropped down until the only sounds were the crickets & the dance of our voices & for a moment the world became small enough to roll back & forth between us.