a poem for 2016

qilian mountains, zhangye, gansu

2016: the good things

an ordered poem-list of in-jokes and obscurities

  • the shins, finally, live
  • maijishan
  • wifey and the globe
  • snottingham
  • sunlight bathed the golden glow
  • eleanor of aquitaine
  • bled
  • Y667
  • and the stars
  • romeo
  • that bottle of wine in the courtyard of the garrick inn in stratford-upon-avon
  • hotdogstreetsslashgiggles
  • kweens
  • in particular kweens xmas market lunch
  • jones
  • something sent to sleep at the stage
  • taitung celestia
  • kattybabylove
  • sobbing at the high countries
  • in the car
  • at the target parking lot.
  • aikea-guinea
  • is
  • the friendship of peter lee
  • xiahe, walking the inner kora
  • messages
  • BiD, GKM, LoB
  • the day of fourteen k and red dirt girl
  • the dome of st pauls
  • i myself am exhausted and my blood pressure has dropped
  • in
  • do you know that fucker
  • the wild atlantic way times two
  • kat-meganchat
  • which became spreadsheet, briefly
  • then history
  • not having a stereo in the car that once
  • the beer sludge river
  • and then you said, “let’s obliterate them.”
  • that swim at praia da rainha
  • love
  • teenage fanclub
  • BLANCHE!
  • brexit cats
  • the MVE in greenwich
  • goodbye darlin’
  • sunset over the drava
  • sunrise over whitby abbey
  • hashtagpickletickle
  • again
  • slam ‘er down boys
  • big beery advent calendar
  • dramatised performance of ‘the waste land’
  • and seeing ts’s pavilion in margate
  • the search for, and not finding of (yet), an old street tower block
  • you got rid of the dickhead
  • and got your passport
  • you got rid of the dickhead
  • and discovered dogs
  • you weren’t the snoggy girl
  • and all our shared ubers
  • stargazing in the back garden
  • an email from jc brouchard, who might be real
  • coffee
  • gibbous
  • stop saying gibbous
  • the train through flanders
  • nashville sound and bakersfield sound
  • trieste.
  • the viking splash tour
  • three days with tag
  • charlotte and blueberry
  • mexican bandits, which reached me in new places
  • bill clinton and the balloons
  • TOWELLLSSSSSSS
  • ENDIVE!
  • the snow that fell on the danxia landform when i was unprepared
  • mary chapin carpenter
  • and all roads lead to 1992
  • your laugh and your smile lines
  • finally, the monks who saved me at tiantishan
  • because they prove that the world is inherently good
  • and there is still magic to be found
  • and felt.

tiantishan grottoes

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