30 May 2009


whatever it kills to take alone

along the ocean
the circles written
across faces skies
a progression through time
space presses down
on eternity on the present
now is endless
now i am the line
straight through
comparing suns and wind and water
making all things the same

29 May 2009

post title

chances on years

turn my head away
from the thoughts
empty endless numbers reaching
infinity skies and space
toward suns
breaking into pieces
to stay safe and warm
wrapped in wind and water
a mountain
rivers trees beehives
on my skin
i breathe or i sleep
running further away from standing still
two feet two legs two knees
i will grow my hair and my beard
till there are no distinguishing sounds

24 May 2009

the watchman

till the earth and keep it

which forever will we be
if we fight and grow
and tear down walls
will our blood flow
rivers forever
will our breath
move branches and leaves
our thoughts
will move oceans
rocks and mountains
formed in dreams
become real
as our skin
the bones that built us
will frame worlds
we will not do this alone

21 May 2009

i am still awake

a stream bed dried in the desert

humans think and feel
we are hearts and blood
bone skin nerves
oceans endless
wind on each others face
humans are life
and we are death
moving forever forward
opening our mouths
the sky still silent stays
a line that cannot end
our muscles
carry us
our minds
keep us
our hearts
define us
we are breaths taken
underwater and skies
each day
that we believe
we are warmed
feel the heat
in circles
changing time we are the same

14 May 2009

i am a dragon

there exist three lines

if we are to breathe fire
we must first breathe smoke
fill our lungs in the ocean
our hearts in the sun
our minds in the open air
until we are covered
in the same skin
the flames
will live in our dreams
home is my skin
and my thoughts
i am each step closer
to the sea sun
there is a circle
for each life we live
for every thought or hope
each circle
carries the blood
carries the air
carries the light
our breath is in our skin
our breath is in the circle

12 May 2009

I won something.

The Madre gave me a Kreativ Blogger Award. Here's what she had to say about my words.

"7. Nathan at Words- I gave birth to this young man, the one full of insight and tenderness. His poetry is deep and rich, stark and raw. I love this kid. But then, I'm his mom." - the Madre

10 May 2009


a telling retelling

i will stay awake
for two more days
for three more months
its the sun and the moon
the stars are the wind
the ocean is endless
in my head
the voice
clouds transform the inside
of my head and my heart
my blood is red
it is white
it carries me away
my skin is stretched over my bones
do you see the rocks and water
the endlessness that lies beneath

08 May 2009

it might be all about texture

last chance at first place

i promise you
as soon as i have a home
i will change my skin
i was the only one
to see the moment
can you smell it on me
its a black hole
and its never ending
but its warm and full
of life and energy
i will hold this
into eternity
and all will be settled
i will be new and i will be always

05 May 2009

you should see the clouds over the bay right now

the only sunburn that ever matters

count it on two hands
breathe in hollow air
hold it in the past the future
breathe out the perfect words
its all blood and tissue
but its real and it feels like tomorrow
i walked into the ocean
the sun is here
the air is swimming
i will always have skin
its always on my skin
ive counted to ten now
and nothing has changed
everything will always stay the same
as long as the sun is here and i have skin