A Night of Conflict


Photographer: Barbora Biñocovà
Photo used with permission

a night of conflict

and i know that’s what i seem to
desire as a pyramid to tutankhamen’s
eyes lined with kohl and coal covered
fingers cupping flame to ceiling asking
asking what all those symbols mean
when everything can be taken
out of context and eventualities
which never quite eventuate
how you will it
to be

and i sold my palms
to the closest fortune-teller
willing me empresses and rivers
and rabbit-holes into my wonderland
where conversation is a silent motionless
enterprise of saffron and silk and
rustling curvatures implying
bodies dancing and living and laughing
and searching for the next
little thing

and i on the mezzanine and i
in a hallway circumventing solutions
mapped out by cartesian thinkers and notes
of endless misconceptions
given salt and pepper
to taste

i want all of this to crumble
for hieroglyphics to bathe in
green currents green melodies
in silver solutions
inseeming and insoluble
inscrutable and enchanting

Copyright © 2015 Jason Morales

Jason is a Kiwi Filipino.  Slightly conflicted.  Slightly frazzled with life yet likes going for moonlight runs in his boxers sometimes.


16 thoughts on “A Night of Conflict

  1. Jodine December 14, 2015 / 10:44 am

    Barbora Biñocovà has kindly given her permission for this photo to be published here. Jx


  2. davebarclay1954 December 10, 2015 / 9:31 am

    I really enjoyed this poem from Jason Morales. Look forward to reading more from him. D

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jodine December 10, 2015 / 9:46 am

      Thanks Dave for the reblog of Jasons poem. I think he has a couple more poems here on Head Lines NZ 😎

      Liked by 1 person

  3. davebarclay1954 December 10, 2015 / 8:16 am

    Reblogged this on barclaydave and commented:
    Introducing Jason Morales, please post comments against the original post and not here, thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jodine December 7, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    The photographer has given permission to use this image and is sharing your poem to her artist page. Congratulations! Jx


  5. Jodine December 6, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    This is really good Jay. Don’t forget to share it on your networks 😎 Jx


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